June 26, 2017

October’s underrated treats: Goulding’s ‘Halcyon’ explores combination of new wave, pop

by Robert Perales, A&E Editor

The highly anticipated release of Ellie Goulding’s sophomore effort, “Halcyon,” which was released on Oct. 9, drew immediate attention from critics and fans alike.

The standard album features 14 tracks that resemble Goulding’s emotional experience with heartbreak.

The lead single, “Anything Could Happen,” which is currently climbing up the billboard hot 100, introduces a new blend of sounds into the pop world. The hook, although it is simple, has been deemed as one of the best from the album.

Fusing elements of pop and electro, followed by a basic chorus, “Anything” strays away from Goulding’s previous singles.

However, the track does follow the major theme of the album.

Filled with explosive hooks and poetic verses, “Halycon” is possible stronger than Goulding’s last effort, “Lights,” which features the top 10 single of the same name, which has sold over 3 million digital downloads since its release.

Other standout tracks include “Only You,” “Explosions” and the emotionally driven track, “Dead in the Water.”

The former track, “Only,” illustrates Goulding’s struggle to cope with her emotional battle. The inclusion of the hook adds to an already explosive track.

The rumored follow up single, “Figure 8,” follows in the footsteps of “Anything.” The inclusion of a wide variety of elements continue to establish Goulding’s new wave of pop music.

With an impressive debut in the top 10 of  the Billboard 200, “Halcyon” will certaintly leave a long lasting effect in today’s music industry.

The album is reaching success all around the world as it has hit the top 10 in several countries including the U.K.

Goulding will embark on a  worldwide tour to promote the album, which will reach the U.S. on December 1.

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