She may not be a household name over here, but if her success in her native England is any indicator, get ready for Ellie Goulding to take American charts by storm. Thus far, our only taste of Ellie has been the 4-tack An Introduction to Ellie Goulding EP and a Rihanna cover, but that will change on March 8th when the 24-year-old signer/songwriter celebrates the U.S. release of her debut full length, Lights, via Cherrytree/Interscope.
Described as electro-folk-acoustic-pop, Gouldings warbly, otherworldly voice coupled with impressive stage shows have led The New Yorker to dub her the future of music. Her videos have garnered multiple millions of views on YouTube (Starry Eyed is close to 13 mill.), and shes a bona-fide UK success (Lights hit #1 on the charts). In an attempt to breach the American borders, Lights will come packaged with three tracks those in the U.K. missed out on on the original release; Lights, Animal, and a cover of Elton Johns classic Your Song.
Whether the songstress will actually have the cross-over success of other recent imports like La Roux or Robyn is anyones guess, but she certainly has the chops. While its not entirely indicative of her sound in general, you can check out her talent in the rather sweet rendition of Your Song in the video bellow, and click the video links above for more.