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Ellie Goulding - Brightest Blue (July 17, 2020) Album

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Garrett, Jul 9, 2020.

  1. Garrett Jul 9, 2020
    (Last edited: Jul 9, 2020)
    Garrett

    it's a banger Moderator

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    Brightest Blue is the upcoming fourth studio album by English singer and songwriter Ellie Goulding. It is scheduled to be released on 17 July 2020 through Polydor Records. Originally scheduled for 5 June 2020, the album's release was delayed, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The album is preceded by three singles: "Worry About Me", "Power" and "Slow Grenade", and features guest vocals from Blackbear, Diplo, Juice Wrld, Lauv, serpentwithfeet and Swae Lee. It is Goulding's first album since Delirium (2015).

    Tracklisting:

    1. Start feat. serpentwithfeet
    2. Power



    3. How Deep is Too Deep
    4. Cyan
    5. Love I'm Given
    6. New Heights
    7. Ode to Myself
    8. Woman
    9. Tides
    10. Wine Drunk
    11. Bleach
    12. Flux



    13. Brightest Blue
     
  2. Garrett

    it's a banger Moderator

    EG.0 - Side B "Alter Ego" EP

    1. Overture
    2. Worry About Me feat. blackbear



    3. Slow Grenade feat. Lauv



    4. Close to Me feat. Diplo and Swae Lee



    5. Hate Me feat. Juice WRLD

     
  3. Garrett

    it's a banger Moderator

    I've got an EP review/album preview hopefully going live tomorrow or Monday. I'm cautiously excited about this release, but not necessarily from what we've been given ahead of time.
     
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  4. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    It's certainly an interesting release, but I kinda dig it. I'm glad she is releasing the EP of collabs apart from the full album. It is a really cool way for her to still explore that sound, and she obviously has loved doing those tracks, but still keep the full album as a separate piece of art.

    Nothing from either release has blown me away yet, but everything has at least been enjoyable. I'm excited to listen to the whole thing though
     
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  5. Garrett

    it's a banger Moderator

    This is one of the things that makes me like them more. Artists having fun always brings a little something extra.
     
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  6. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    Agreed. I think following her on social media, and reading her be VERY transparent about this album and EP has been really nice to see. She's been very realistic about some fans not liking the songs, but then saying how important they are to her, but understanding the critiques
     
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  7. Garrett

    it's a banger Moderator

    I'm really interested in your thoughts on my EP review/preview because I feel like we feel pretty similar about her.

    "Slow Grenade" is so great, though. I love it more with every listen.
     
  8. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    yeah we definitely seem to be on the same page. I think Slow Grenade is my favorite so far as well
     
  9. Garrett

    it's a banger Moderator

    Ellie Goulding: 'I was made to feel vulnerable, like a sexual object'

     
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  10. mattfreaksmeout

    Trusted Supporter

    Cautiously optimistic. I'm hoping having all the songs in one place might make some of them click more for me. I'm just glad she's finally releasing an album
     
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  11. mattfreaksmeout

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    I just ran through all the songs released already. I like Power. Flux is a little better than I remember but still just kind of there for me. Hate Me is also whatever to me, it's fine but doesn't excite me.

    Honestly I kind of really like all the others? I think it's the first time I've heard Slow Grenade and it goes off. I guess I enjoyed Worry About Me and Close To Me more than I remembered. Maybe I've just had unrealistic expectations for her.
     
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  12. Henry

    LISTEN TO CHAI Moderator

    pls be good
     
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  13. Garrett

    it's a banger Moderator

    Ellie Goulding interview: 'I was never allowed to show my sexuality'

     
  14. Garrett

    it's a banger Moderator

    This is my favorite interview yet:

    Ellie Goulding comes clean about finding love – the one time she wasn’t looking for it

     
  15. Garrett

    it's a banger Moderator

  16. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

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  17. Garrett

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    thanks, Steve! she's been posting clips from the album on Facebook over the last few days and I'm getting p u m p e d
     
  18. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    just a few more days! I really don't know what to expect at all at this point
     
  19. mattfreaksmeout

    Trusted Supporter

    I'm actually pretty excited about how in the dark we are. It's going to be cool to just kind of experience it.
     
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  20. mattfreaksmeout

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    Also I was really disheartened when I opened @Garrett's review cus I didn't realize at first it was for the bonus ep or whatever and was very worried for a second that it was for the whole album.
     
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  21. Garrett

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    sorry! I had so many thoughts about her career and this small selection of songs Jason let me split them.
     
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  22. mattfreaksmeout

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    Oh no you’re good, it was clearly marked. This is a personal problem lol
     
  23. I'm ready to listen to the EG.0 songs for the very last time and pretend they were from an alternate timeline while I bop to the main album.
     
  24. Spenny

    Regular

    Me too! Glad it was just a review of the bonus EP.

    Very much agree with your review Garrett. Slow Grenade, for me, is phenomenal and the only track worth returning to on the EP. Hate Me is definitely a step above most of the other songs, and I bopped it for a bit, but it had very little longevity for me.

    Fingers crossed the main album is good. Ellie's first two albums were so great and I considered her my favourite singer from probably 2010 through 2014. Delirium had some great tracks but, as a whole, did not match the heights of her first two albums. I hope this album gives us some great Ellie tracks, but I remain cautiously optimistic after how much I disliked Close to Me and Worry About Me.
     
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  25. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    I gotta admit though, as much as Slow Grenade is the best one yet.... I just can't get on board with Lauv, I've tried so many times but he jut doesn't bring anything interesting to the table vocally. Any song I have heard him on, he is the weaker link, and his solo stuff is so damn vanilla. To me he's the epitome of the white male going far without struggling, when the far more impressive females in the same genre have to fight so hard.
     
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