Yesterday, October 9th, 2012, English singer/songwriter, Ellie Goulding released her sophomore album, Halcyon. Halcyon follows up from Goulding’s debut release, 2010’s Lights, which includes her smash hit of the same title. While it can be said with many artists that their new album “picks up where so-and-so band left off on so-and-so release,” this can not really be said about Halcyon. This time around, Goulding ventures more into an electronic sound spectrum than her original indie rock style. Just give the CD’s first single, “Anything Could Happen,” a listen. See if you can pinpoint a guitar or any traditional instrument. The song directly following the aforementioned track on the CD is called “Only You” and includes chipmunk vocals in the chorus.
However, that is not to say that this album isn’t worth checking out. Goulding is still able to create equally catchy freakin’ songs with a slightly different sound from Lights. Notable tracks include “My Blood,” “I Need Your Love (feat. Calvin Harris),” “Only You,” and “Figure 8,” among others.
While 2012’s Halcyon may sound different from 2010’s Lights, Miss Goulding shows her capability to remain in the spotlight for a long time.
Check out the single, “Anything Could Happen”: