“It is an honour for me to be chosen to perform at such a prestigious event, and to do it alongside such an incredible artist makes it even better,” Ellie said.
“I’ve been such a huge fan of James & I think he’s just such a great guy. I’m looking forward to performing with someone who will be just as stoked as I am to be at the Grammys for the first time,” Tori said about her duet with James.
Ellie Goulding just shared her music video for her new song “Army” and the visual is quite the touching tribute!
“For my best friend Hannah, and incredible fans,” the 29-year-old singer says in the opening of the Conor McDonnell-directed clip.
“‘Army‘ is about one of my best friends. She’s been with me since college, and we spend a lot of time on the road together,” Ellie said about the song. “It’s about when I’m with her feeling like I can take on anything.”
“Army” is off Ellie‘s album Delirium, which is available in stores and on iTunes now!
Here’s what the 29-year-old “On My Mind” singer had to say:
On being in a relationship with someone in the business: “Dougie and I have such different musical worlds, but he understands when I’ve had a tough rehearsal or tough couple of days traveling. I don’t like to rely on him to get me through everything, though. I’m an independent person—I do like to take care of things myself. It’s important to figure out ways of keeping your own Zen.”
On if they’re on again, or off again: “I’ve been busy; he’s been busy. We’re apart constantly, but we’re great because we accept it’s never going to be perfect.”
On the strangest part about their relationship: “People always say we look like brother and sister. Even our family members say it. It’s quite weird.”
Ellie Goulding keeps warm in a cute coat while out shopping with a friend in London, England earlier in the week.
Just last night (December 16), the 28-year-old singer gathered her friends — Years & Years‘ Olly Alexander, Kwabs, MNEK, John Newman and Marcus Mumford — for her annual “Ellie Goulding and Friends” concert at the Roundhouse.
“Last night was truly epic. The dedication and good spirits of every person involved really moved me. Every musician who came to perform did so out of the kindness of their hearts, giving up their time for a wonderful cause- once again there were a lot of laughs, some tears, but mostly a lot of Christmas cheer and everyone happy to be raising money for those less fortunate,” Ellie wrote on Instagram.
She added, “I cannot thank them enough. Those people who face Christmas without a family or without a real home were in our thoughts all night. Much love xxx”
Ellie also debuted a new cover of “O Holy Night” — listen below and download from her website!
Ellie Goulding – “O Holy Night”
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