Ellie Goulding’s “Figure 8” Video: Watch The Surreal Clip

Sam Lansky | November 20, 2012 1:00 pm

Ellie Goulding is seeing red in the video for her new Halcyon single “Figure 8,” but in, like, a good way. The clip, released late last night on VEVO, doesn’t serve up much in the way of narrative — it’s mostly close-up shots of Goulding looking anguished, rendered beautifully in grainy monochromatic footage and occasionally swathed in diaphanous red fabric — but her haircut is still cooler than yours, so it’s not like the video needs a storyline. If anything, the disjointed style of the visuals work nicely with the song’s dubstep-inflected sound, courtesy of MONSTA (not, as one might assume, her onetime flame Skrillex).

Watch the clip up top.