I'll be the first person to admit I've never been the biggest Ellie Goulding fan although I did see her years ago at a tiny little Manchester show and she was this shy, timid young girl, hidden behind a large (in comparison to her) acoustic guitar. With her latest tracks though, I have caught myself on numerous occasions singing along in the office.
The new video for the Halcyon featuring track Explosions goes to show just how far she's come as a performer and I have big respect for that. The clip sees her performing live at numerous locations around the USA, taking centre stage and owning whichever venue she happens to be playing that evening. See for yourselves above.
Halcyon is out now.