Ellie Goulding premieres video for fourth single ‘The Writer’

Endearingly sexy singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding has premiered the music video for The Writer. It is the fourth single to be taken from her debut album Lights and will be released in the UK on 9th August.

There isn’t really much to say about the video. It very much suits the romantic mood of the song and sees Ellie looking all virginal and white while strolling through some scenic, rural imagery with plenty of close-up shots.

Ellie has stated that:

The Writer is the most personal and emotional song I’ve written yet. It’s about how you’d do anything and change absolutely everything about yourself if necessary, just to be noticed by this one person.

Despite it’s personal lyrics, The Writer has a very typical pop ballad sound and sees Ellie sacrifice some of her trademark quirkiness because of this. Her voice still sounds as distinctive as ever but the production, lyrics and vocal hooks are kept on the straight and narrow. However, sometimes quirkiness needs to be put to bed in order to hear the real person behind it so I think The Writer is a lovely song and I hope it does well after her last single Guns And Horses peaked at a disappointing #26.

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  1. Dara Hickey

    Never been too fussed about Ellie, as I’ve said before – ‘Under The Sheets’ is the only single of her I liked. I couldn’t stand ‘Starry Eyed’ or ‘Guns & Horses’.

    Glad to say I’m pleasantly surprise abou this release, it’s actually very pleasing, and should certainly out-peak the quite frankly awful ‘Guns & Horses’.

    It’s also nice to see she hasn’t attempted to dance in this song, her arm-dancing may be entertaining but it’s pretty much all she can do, bless her.

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