Brightest Blue: a review and analysis of the new Ellie Goulding album

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British pop star Ellie Goulding has had an interesting trajectory in pop music. Initially starting as a folktronica artist, Goulding transitioned through synthpop into full-on mainstream pop by the time her 2nd album was reissued. It’s been more than 2 years since Goulding released a proper studio album, despite achieving some success with her last album Delirium and its…