Friday, August 10, 2012

Anything Can Happen

Song: Anything Can Happen
Artist: Ellie Goulding
Album: Halcyon

I first heard of Ellie Goulding back in early 2010 when her debut album "Lights" was making big waves in her native England.  I liked the record, but missed that it was re-released as "Bright Lights," later that year and contained her amazing cover of Rihanna's "Only Girl (In the World,) as well as Elton John's "Your Song," which reached #2 in the UK, and was subsequently performed at the wedding reception of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Buckingham Palace.

Also on the re-release was the song/title track "Lights" which served as the sixth over-all single from the debut campaign and second from the re-release.  It was used as the initial single here in the States this May, and became a surprise hit.  It would end up getting to #2, making it the slowest climb to a top-5 position in it's 29th week, a Billboard record.

While the States are just getting a taste of Ellie, Europe has been chomping at the bit for new material, and this October she'll be releasing her proper sophomore album "Halcyon."  The first proper single is the elegantly marching "Anything Can Happen," which I'm quite enjoying.

The production is pretty lush, and I'm hearing slight Annie Lennox, and separately, Kylie Minogue vibes from this.  Quite good.

I don't know if this screams "hit" to me, but "Lights" didn't seem like US Top 40 material... let alone top 2.

What do you think?


Anything Can Happen
Hanging On

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