Available Oct. 9 on Polydor
The Buzz: In the wake of Goulding’s 2010 debut Lights, fans and critics alike have been waiting for the Brit’s sophomore effort to see if she is living up to the hype of being a chart-topping break-out artist. Halcyon showcases Goulding’s evolution from attention-grabbing beginner to an established artist. Filled with electronic pop hooks and well-timed rhythms paired with Goulding’s purr, the album is a testament to a musician able to stand on her own, even if you can sense the subtle influence of her boyfriend—electronic music hero Skrillex.
Listen: “Anything Could Happen” showcases Ellie Goulding wielding her distinct voice to create a warm and inviting pop song.