[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s been fun for us in the States to slowly watch Ellie Goulding become more than just the popstar who sang at the Royal Wedding. Recent single “Burn,” the lead offering off her reissued second studio album Halcyon, finds Goulding in stutter-stop mode, her angel-winged voice softening the stabbing electro-pop track. Originally written for Leona Lewis, “Burn” gave Goulding her first number-one single on the UK chart, and the only thing left to topple is American audiences, which sometimes stand taller than the mountains Goulding seems to sing from.
[dropcap]E[/dropcap]lena Jane “Ellie” Goulding (born 30 December 1986) is an English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. In 2010, she became the second artist to both top the BBC’s annual Sound of… poll and win the Critics’ Choice Award at the Brit Awards in the same year, following Adele’s win of both in 2008.