Friday 13 December 2019

Ellie Goulding: I'm so hyped up

Ellie Goulding says she has been 'hyped up'
Ellie Goulding says she has been 'hyped up'

Ellie Goulding feels she has been so hyped up that some people don't want to like her music.

The 23-year-old singer-songwriter topped the BBC Sound Of 2010 poll and won the Critics Choice Award at the 2010 Brits, but claims it hasn't necessarily been the advantage it sounds.

Ellie said: "People want to not like me because I've been so hyped up."

She explained: "A journalist came to a gig a few weeks ago and he wrote this amazing review, but he was like, because my success has been so pre-ordained, he wants to not like me, he wants to be critical and sceptical - but he couldn't because he said that I was good. So he couldn't be critical.

"Which I thought kind of summed up the view of me really, that people are annoyed with seeing me all the time.

"I don't know why, it must be for a reason, because everyone's started to sort of turn and think, 'Well actually I quite like her'."

But the Starry-Eyed singer has had plenty of good reviews.

She said: "I very rarely hear anything bad said about me. I think it's because I'm quite a nice person and I work really hard and I'm really passionate about what I do - and not for any other reason than I love making music. So I think that might show in my music a bit."

Ellie's debut album Lights is released on March 1.

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