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Friday
Aug162013

Ellie Goulding Collaborates with fun. Frontman, Lands Spot on Rom-Com Soundtrack

Polydor RecordsEllie Goulding's having a pretty good summer: her collaboration with Calvin Harris, "I Need Your Love," is up for two MTV VMAs later this month, and last night, she wrapped up her opening stint on Bruno Mars' acclaimed Moonshine Jungle tour.  Next up for the British songstress: releasing a boatload of new material, and landing a spot on a movie soundtrack.

As previously reported, on August 27, Ellie will release Halcyon Days, a repackaging of her 2012 album Halcyon that includes the original album plus 10 new songs.  But now details have emerged about some of her collaborators on the songs.  According to Rolling Stone, she co-wrote one of them, "Goodness Gracious," with fun.'s Nate Ruess. She says of the track, "I've been in situations where I knew someone wasn't right for me, yet I kept bringing them back. The song is about dissing yourself for not thinking straight and not being fair."

Another song, called "Heart Without Chains," was co-written with Fraser T. Smith, who co-wrote and produced Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain."  She says it's her favorite of the new tracks.

In addition, another of the new songs, "How Long Will I Love You," will be featured in an upcoming movie called About Time, from Richard Curtis, the director who gave us the British rom-coms Notting Hill and Love Actually.  "I"m a hopeless romantic," says Ellie, noting that she grew up watching Curtis' films. "They make me feel happy and warm inside."

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