There’s much more to Ellie Goulding than the sweet persona that many may assume due to her beautifully high, hoarse vocals. By listening to her music, one knows that the British singer has been through quite a few ordeals (perhaps most recently, her break-up with Skrillex), but she’s constantly finding positive and exciting ways to channel that energy – through her amazing live performances, her constant search for new music, or by training for an upcoming half marathon with Nike. One can always sense that hint of fun rebelliousness in Ellie’s personality, and it is reflected in her live sets (seriously, you should check out her drumming skills). In fact, by the end of her show, I’ve convinced myself I want to take a shot, learn to drum and rock out with Ellie on stage.
Following the success of her debut project, which contained the worldwide hit “Lights” and viral cover of Elton John’s “Your Song”, Ellie released Halcyon, her sophomore effort. We know her as the British darling who continues to leave an impression on electronic pop music, quickly becoming one of most-remixed artists of our time. As she sat next to me on the couch in her quiet Fillmore dressing room (which deserves recognition for having a table adorned with sweets), I realized the beautiful British singer could potentially add A&R to her list of many talents and hobbies. A few days before kicking off her US leg of the Halcyon Days tour in Miami, Ellie posted an Instagram photo checking out Earmilk. She later explained that she’s an avid fan of our site. Read on to find out more about Ellie’s tour necessities, which US rappers she’s listening to, and her weakness for a particular Green Goddess.