Festive! Ellie Goulding Drops Christmas Single “O Holy Night”
Ellie Goulding has had an unusually quiet 2017. She lent her voice to Kygo’s “First Time,” but that’s it. Until now. The Brit comes out of hibernation to drop a surprise Christmas single. The hitmaker tackles “O Holy Night,” delivering a stripped-back, faithful interpretation of the yuletide classic. While it’s not the electro-pop banger fans have been waiting for, new music can’t be too far away given the amount of time she has spent in the studio this year.
The 30-year-old’s third LP, Delirium, dropped in 2015 and delivered the hit “On My Mind.” Subsequent singles underperformed, but she returned to the charts in 2016 with “Still Falling For You,” a ballad from the Bridget Jones’s Baby soundtrack. She has been chipping away at album four ever since, but might forgo a traditional release. “The old process of doing a single, then promo, then album doesn’t work anymore,” Ellie said in an interview. “Nowadays you can put out a single if you want to without a whole album to follow. So I might do that.”
Listen to her Christmas cover below.