Ellie Goulding: Delirium

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Ellie Goulding: Delirium

Delirium by Ellie Goulding is a very fitting name for this release, as it isn’t until 30 seconds into the second song where her vocals actually come through. Everything before that is anthemic instrumental work, layered upon itself and transporting you into another state. At least, I’m pretty sure that’s what she was going for.
As you get further and further into the album, passing tracks ‘Aftertaste’ and ‘Something In the Way You Move’ it becomes more and more of a very ‘Ellie Goulding’ release. It’s excitable, well-balanced and does a great job of making you want to dance and sing-a-long. ‘Keep on Dancin” is a favourite of mine for the unusual elements incorporated into the song. There’s whistling, slightly jungle-esque percussion and synth, and is a relatively new sound for Ellie.
For anyone who steers away from pop, this ranks highly in the sweet, sugary sound (in particular track ‘On My Mind’) but there’s nothing wrong with that. Pop is making a comeback in the industry and isn’t seen as so much of a black mark. Give this release a go, it crosses a few genre lines so it’s certainly one that will get you loving the genre in no time.
Universal Music Australia
Reviewed by Alexander Lightfoot