Delirious for delirium

Raul Magallanes, Editor-In-Chief

“Delirium” is the third studio album released by British singer Ellie Goulding on Nov. 6. Goulding took a different approach while producing this album. She got away from the indie folk style, that was dominant in her first album “Lights” and the smooth electronic rhythm as heard in her second album “Halcyon.”
“Delirium” is a pop album that mixes all the elements of Goulding that her fans love as well as a new things fans will quickly love.
Earlier this year, Goulding recorded a single “Love Me Like You Do” for the film soundtrack of “50 Shades of Grey.” The song was also included in “Delirium.” The single was number one on UK Single Charts for four weeks as well as being a success in many other countries. It earned Goulding her first Grammy nominations. The two being Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Song Written for Visual Media at the 2016, 58th Annual Grammy Awards.
Goulding’s first single for the album was “On My Mind,” released Sept.15. Critics and fans believed that this song is a response to Ed Sheeran’s song “Don’t.” Its catchy beat and electronic pop brewed the anticipation for the album’s release.
The first song on the album is titled “Intro,” which basically serves as a transition song. With soothing humming and intricate instrumentals, the song flows into the second track on the album “Aftertaste.” Goulding sings about knowing she can’t do anything to make her lover or friend stay but she knows the one thing that will remain is the aftertaste.
Both “Around U” and the relaxing song “Lost and Found” have a light and rapid beat that fits well on the album.
“Holding On For Life,” opens with a chorus preaching the song’s title. It introduces an upbeat yet lyrically glum track. “Let’s pretend it’s not gone and say we’ll never die,” Goulding charmingly sings.
The deluxe version of the album holds a gem titled “I Do What I Love.” This electropop song flows perfectly. Goulding proudly states she does what she loves and isn’t ashamed to let others know.
“Delirium” opens new opportunities for Goulding and is a new era for her music. She will be on tour for Delirium in the U.S. starting April 1, 2016. She is set to play in the Staples Center in Los Angeles April 8, 2016 and will be supported by the electronic trio Years and Years.