2012-09-14T12:04:59-04:00 2012-09-17T15:32:25-04:00

Ellie Goulding - "Anything Could Happen" (Birdy Nam Nam Remix) [Earmilk Premiere]

On the run up to Ellie Goulding's sophomore album Halcyon (out October 9  on Cherrytree/Interscope Records) we've got French DJ crew Birdy Nam Nam's club ready take on the debut single.

"Anything Could Happen" is the first new original music from Goulding since her debut album Lights, which was the best-selling debut album of 2012 in the UK.  The track drops just as the single "Lights" from that album continues its improbable domination of the US Top 40 radio chart at #1 for the second consecutive week -- Proving once again that the UK is way ahead in terms of their top 40 sensibilities.

Birdy Nam Nam takes the track, which is already pretty danceable, and adds some Dutch house wines, funky synth stabs and stuttering percussion.

The track is a nice evolution of the original feeling of the song rather than a total reinterpretation.  As dance music and top 40 begins to merge more and more I wonder what the future of remixes will be... easy listening re-works? 

I've also put together a playlist of my favourite Ellie Goulding and Birdy Nam Nam tracks. If you've never heard Parachute ending by Birdy, which was produced by Justice, check out the live footage of them performing it -- absolutely insane.


Dance · Main Stage · Moombahton


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  • Saying the UK is way ahead in their "top 40 sensibilities" because of a song released by an artist in the UK is like saying the Japanese have good sushi sensibilities.

    Avatar What September 14, 2012 12:37 PM Reply
    • I would argue that the UK music scene is very progressive compared to the cookie cutter labels in the US. It just seems like in the UK, independent producers gain recognition faster than their US colleagues.

      Avatar eDDi Hughes September 14, 2012 3:09 PM Reply
      • I would argue that comparing the UK to a nation that is 5 times it's size with more diversity than you could even imagine is like comparing apples to oranges. What's popular here has to appeal to the masses which includes damn near every culture on the planet while you just have to appeal to just UK blokes. Mainstream sucks here but that's only touching the surface of what we have to offer, there's plenty of magic going on beneath the surface so the top 40 charts don't really do shit for us =]

        Avatar Roman Zaytsev September 15, 2012 2:40 AM Reply
        • I think that is a bit inaccurate. To say the USA has more cultures than the UK is false. Have you actually been to the UK? What you'll notice is that in the States, there is one culture that everyone conforms to, and thats American culture. The music reflects this. In the UK, there is much more diversity in the mentality than in America because the British culture itself allows it. Once again, their music scene reflects this. It all goes back to the whole Rock N Roll, and even Electronic music scenes. started in America as movements, shunned by politics due to conservative ignorance, Brits take it, blow it up, sell it back across the pond. Americans make it more marketable, less rebellious and it becomes the focal point of the music industry. History doesn't lie, just sayin'.

          Avatar Anthro September 15, 2012 10:00 PM Reply
          • Actually it's completely accurate, so stop spreading misinformation about something you know nothing about. I've never been to your country but I can tell you that there's not a single country in the WORLD with more cultural diversity than the United States. We are labeled the melting pot of the world for a reason. I don't know what you're trying to imply exactly, that you guys are better musicians? But it doesn't really matter, it's all about enjoying the scene you're in and supporting music wherever you might be in the world. Lets not turn this into a dick measuring contest please.

            Avatar Roman Zaytsev September 16, 2012 2:40 AM Reply
            • no seriously, i've spent plenty of time in the states and what really hit me was the fact that everyone seemed to conform to the same culture, in effect slightly bland. ANd it has to be said that apart from some fantastic exeptions, this is reflected in your music scene

              Avatar Hollis September 17, 2012 5:15 PM Reply
              • i would like to argue that argueing is dumb and insipid and provokes nothing but thoughtless thoughts.... and this song is good, worldwide.

                Avatar lazydazedUNconfused October 17, 2012 1:11 AM
  • Pretty disappointed with the Birdy Nam Nam live video...

    Avatar Chris September 14, 2012 5:06 PM Reply
  • ellie goulding is so cute...

    Avatar frizurd September 24, 2012 8:15 PM Reply

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