It was only in the latter part of 2012 when English singer-songwriter Elena Jane “Ellie” Goulding, launched her second studio album entitled Halcyon. It was released on October 5, 2012 through the record label Polydor Records, which also produced her first studio album Lights. Halcyon gained positive praise from critics and commercial success with the singles, “Explosions,” “Anything Could Happen,” and the title track “Halcyon.” The album also features Goulding’s cover of Active Child’s single “Hanging On,” where she collaborated with Tinie Tempah and the bonus track “I Need Your Love,” which features Scottish artists Calvin Harris. Supporting her sophomore album, she is currently working on the Halcyon Days Tour which will run until May of this year.
Just a couple of months into the new year, Ellie Goulding released a remix version of the album for a cause. It was produced by the brand Nike to inspire women to participate in the upcoming Nike Women Half Marathon which will be held at Washington DC. It is no secret that Ellie Goulding is a serious runner, even revealing that she is active in Nike runs. Now, her collaboration with Nike gave her the chance to have a sneaker which she designed herself, comprising mainly of what she considers as her favorite colors black and white. The shoe was given the name FlyKnit Lunar1 and features her logo EG and the title of her album Halcyon. Ellie Goulding is proud of the outcome of the shoe’s design and just as ecstatic about being able to work with the brand’s design team. On the other hand, Nike urges the runners to stream the album “to boost motivation during the final preparations for the run,” as they put it.
Ellie Goulding expressed her passion for both music and running. “As I head from a busy tour schedule to promote my album into the final two weeks of my training to run the Nike Women Half Marathon in Washington, D.C. on April 28, it’s clear how important both music and running are in my life,” she says in an interview. “So it’s a pleasure to be able to share this exclusive new ‘Halcyon’ album of remixes with my fans and fellow running friends with the hope that the music inspires you, and motivates you to keep going strong as you put the finishing touches on your race day training.”
The platinum British artist Ellie Goulding is finally getting the attention that she deserved ever since she started her venture in the music industry back in 2007. She is fast making headway as a singer-songwriter and instrumentalist. After starting out her career doing music here and there, she soon paved the way to the break that she needed as she associated with Lillywhite and producer Starsmith. Signing to Polydor Records in 2009, she was able to release her debut solo album “Lights”. It had the songs “Guns and Horses,” “Starry Eyed,” and her first ever single “Under the Sheets” which was originally released by Neon Gold Records.
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