Goulding previously mentioned that the song is about a soul mate, but other than the stringy black hair and tats, the male in this video bears no resemblance to Goulding’s boyfriend Skrillex. Alas, just as we get a good look at the couple…that’s when the nosebleed starts and the video takes an unexpectedly grisly turn. Watch the whole thing up top to see what befalls the pair.
Ellie Goulding has released the video for “Anything Could Happen,” the lead single off her forthcoming LP Halcyon (Oct. 9). The subdued electro-pop gem gets a lovely video featuring Goulding amidst jagged rocks and waves (and floating silver orbs), interspersed with brief shots of the singer and a love interest.