Earlier this month, Ellie Goulding gave us the first taste of her new record with her cover of Active Child‘s “Hanging On.” This morning, the 25-year-old English singer-songwriter officially confirmed the release of her sophomore album Halcyon, which will be released on October 9. “All the tracks on the album were written and co-produced by Ellie and the majority were recorded in a converted barn in her hometown in the Hay Valley, West England with producer Jim Elliot (Kylie Minouge, Ladyhawke, etc).” The album’s lead single “Anything Could Happen” will premiere as a lyric video on August 13 exclusively on VEVO. Everything about this era already seems perfect from the album cover to the album title. I can NOT wait! Are you guys excited for new Ellie?