Ellie Goulding has already blessed us with “Close To Me” and “Flux” in the past few months, but despite new singles, we’ve been hard-pressed for info about the talented English songstress’ upcoming fourth studio album.
This week, Ellie‘s back with yet another taste of what’s to come: “Sixteen,” a euphoric Ian Kirkpatrick and Mike Wise-production that sees her recapturing the flame of young love.
“If you just focus on me/ Like we were sixteen/ And plotting our lives/ Can I wear your t-shirt/ And sleep on you/ While I dream of all the good times?/ When we were sixteen,” Ellie pleads as the track suddenly dives into a brief, stuttering breakdown of glitchy vocals and electronic beats.
It’s a nice change a pace for Ellie: It’s a solid, catchy, pop continuation to “Close To Me” and a pretty spot-on representation of Ellie‘s sound, given a fresh gloss for 2019. I’m down with it.