Today sees platinum-selling singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding release her highly anticipated, new single ‘Sixteen’, out now on Polydor.
The new single, co-written by Ellie Goulding, Raye and FRED (George Ezra, Clean Bandit), is a slice of nostalgia for her fans as where Goulding reminisces about her youth as a rebellious teenager. The new earworm, produced by Ian Kirkpatrick (Britney Spears, Julia Michaels), FRED and Mike Wise, sees Ellie’s distinctive vocals climb over a catchy, propulsive beat.
Speaking on the new single, Ellie explains “I’m so excited to share “Sixteen” with everyone. That age was such a pivotal year for me in many ways and this song is so close to my heart. It takes me back to the reckless days of being a teenager and I hope it reminds us all about the innocence of youth.”
The new single follows on from her release ‘Flux’, which saw Ellie strip the production back with a simple accompaniment of piano and strings. Ellie’s incredible career to date has seen her take home two BRIT Awards, sell over 14 million albums and 102 million singles, amass 13 billion streams worldwide and garner millions of Instagram followers. Ellie also recently announced her involvement in Netflix’s “Our Planet” show, the new nature documentary series with David Attenborough.
Ellie Goulding continues her work with the UN as a global environmental ambassador and is involved in a number of other philanthropic ventures including being a patron of The Marylebone Project and fundraising for Streets Of London.