Ellie Goulding has announced her fifth studio album, ‘Higher Than Heaven’. The album, which is set to drop next year, is the pop singer’s follow-up to 2020’s ‘Brightest Blue’.
Talking about the upcoming project, Goulding explained: “There was definitely a darkness about [the past two years] that was palpable in the studio, with everyone having gone through it differently.”
“I think for that reason, nobody wanted to sit and agonise over some relationship or some drama. So that’s how this album came together.”
She continued: “[‘Higher Than Heaven’ is] about being passionately in love. But it’s a hyper form of love, almost like a drug-induced feeling. It feels almost artificial and there’s the potential for a crash.”
Watch the official music video for ‘Let It Die’ below
The album will have “stomping basslines, soaring synths and euphoric melodies,” according to a press statement. Greg Kurstin, Jesse Shatkin (Charli XCX, Years & Years), Koz (Madonna, Dua Lipa) and Andrew Wells (Halsey, Yungblud) among others, will contribute to it.
After the singles ‘Easy Lover’ and ‘All By Myself’ which Goulding collaborated with Alok and Sigala, comes ‘Let It Die’. There is no known tracklist for ‘Higher Than Heaven’.