New album drops Feb 2023
Pop megastar Ellie Goulding has revealed details of her highly anticipated fifth studio album, Higher Than Heaven, set for release on February 3, 2023 via Interscope Records. Along with the announcement, Goulding has shared “Let It Die,” available now to stream. The set will be available in standard and deluxe format on CD, LP and digital.
The album announcement comes hot off of the heels of Goulding’s latest solo release “Easy Lover,” and more recently “All By Myself,” her collaborative release with Alok and Sigala, both of which have left fans on the edge of their seats waiting on this new era of Goulding’s music. Some of pop music’s finest were enlisted to craft the album with her including Greg Kurstin (Sia, Maggie Rogers, Elton John), Jessie Shatkin (Charli XCX, Years & Years), Koz (Sam Ryder, Madonna, Dua Lipa) and Andrew Wells (Halsey, Yungblud). The record sees Ellie put her own spin on modern pop music. Higher Than Heaven is jam packed with infectious hits that see Goulding’s signature vocals take center stage, with top notch production, stomping basslines, soaring synths and euphoric melodies.
“There was definitely a darkness about [the past two years] that was palpable in the studio, with everyone having gone through it differently,” Goulding explains. “I think for that reason, nobody wanted to sit and agonize over some relationship or some drama. So that’s how this album came together. [Higher Than Heaven is] about being passionately in love. But it’s a hyper form of love, almost like a drug induced feeling. It feels almost artificial and there’s the potential for a crash.”
Goulding marks the 10 year anniversary of her second album, Halcyon, with a new digital edition called Halcyon Nights. Part one is the original album while part two is comprised of bonus tracks from the album’s era, including six songs that have never been available to stream until now.