Track appears on double-sided album
Ellie Goulding release “Slow Grenade” featuring multi-platinum selling, singer/producer Lauv, via Interscope Records. The new track is the latest to be revealed from Goulding’s upcoming double-sided album, Brightest Blue, out July 17th.
From the “EG.0” half of her new album, “Slow Grenade” is the newest offering from Goulding following recent releases “Power” and “Worry About Me,” featuring acclaimed artist Blackbear. “Slow Grenade” is a collaborative effort with rising star Lauv, who first gained attention in 2015 with his single “The Other.” He has since written for and featured with a number of incredible artists and continued to have viral hits with “I Like Me Better” and “i’m so tired…” featuring Troye Sivan, the latter from his highly-rated debut album ~how i’m feeling~, which was released in March. “Slow Grenade” brings the two performers’ varied talents together for a supercharged summer pop hit as Ellie and Lauv sing a “slow grenade is blowing up, my mistake – so why don’t I stop it?” with their distinct vocals blending perfectly with one another.
Both Ellie and Lauv share a passion for mental health advocacy, frequently using their platforms to raise awareness about anxiety and depression. Goulding is known for speaking honestly about mental health issues and has been part of several music industry initiatives to tackle the mental health crisis among young people, including AMP London conference panel hosted by Annie Mac, March 2020. In 2019, Lauv founded the Blue Boy Foundation which supports initiatives which help young people feel more comfortable reaching out for mental health help and feel better equipped to help friends get connected with care. He’s also been sharing conversations with fellow musicians and artists about modern relationships, life and loneliness in his podcast series, Breaking Modern Loneliness.
“Slow Grenade” comes on the heels of the announcement of Brightest Blue, which includes a number of recent releases alongside a plethora of new songs, with the album being set in two parts, “Brightest Blue” (executively produced by Ellie Goulding & Joe Kearns) and “EG.0” respectively. Across the two halves Goulding enlisted a number of writers and producers to help create the finished product, including the likes of Tobias Jesso Jr., Starsmith, ILYA, serpentwithfeet, Patrick Wimberly (of Chairlift) and Jim Eliot among others.
On July 17th, Goulding will be performing on Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series for the second year in a row. Vanity Fair has highlighted her forthcoming album in their June issue as one of this summer’s most anticipated new music arrivals, and in a recent feature Entertainment Weekly aptly noted, “internal reflection allowed the singer to grow up in a way she hadn’t even realized she needed to — and the new music reflects that growth.” Goulding has also revealed the dates of her forthcoming Brightest Blue Tour – a special intimate run of dates set to hit the U.K. and Ireland April and May 2021.