Ellie Goulding‘s musical rise continues to climb the charts and win over hearts. The singer appears on the May 2013 music issue of Status magazine.
Goulding spoke about writing her new album. She confessed, “I could be very self-indulgent and I could be a lot more expressive with the things that I write about, but I make sure that I say what I need to say to get across.”
She also spoke about her heroes, like Bjork. “She’s another artist who stopped me from being afraid of anything. I associate her music strongly also with feeling lonely and feeling like I had no one to talk to. I felt like there was something that I wanted to do but didn’t know what it was, and it turns out it was writing. It was sort of in me, but I didn’t know how to get it out. She just took me to another world with her music and it’s what I needed at the time.”
Another big influence is a bit more of a surprise. It turns out it’s Pearl Jam. She said, “They got me through a lot of stuff when I was in my teenage years. I had new ways to discover things about myself and what kind of person that I was. I suppose it made me realize I could write a lot more emotionally than I ever had, and I shouldn’t be afraid of being honest.”
Read more with the lovely artist in the latest issue of Status, available now.