Listen here, I have loved Miss Ellie Goulding for a long, long time. “Under The Sheets” was a monster pop song that will go down as one of my all time favorites, and Halcyon was an amazing (if not underrated) pop gem.

She’s a phenomenal songwriter and she’s got very distinctive vocal chops that separate her from the other pop bitches on the radio right now. The thing I have always loved about Ellie is that her style was always slightly to the left, which typically landed her in the more ~indie~ pop star realm. So, it only makes sense that after the global success of the Max Martin produced “Love Me Like You Do” she would opt for a more “bigger sound” which could usher her into the upper echelons of the pop goddesses.

Despite the fact that this is her official foray into a more mainstream sound, the single is still distinctively Ellie Goulding. It’s loopy, fun, a little weird, and has an earworm of a hook. Skittering over a Reggae-tinged dubby beat, Ellie’s voice hiccups and glides seamlessly into a monster chorus. “Boy I got you on my mind! But, my heart don’t understand, why I got you on my mind!” Even though her voice is a little chopped up here and there, the bridge drops the electro background into an atmospheric haze that lets her voice shine. A true #pop moment TBQH.

I will be honest, I was really afraid that she was going to let other “hit makers” write her songs for her considering “Love Me Like You Do” was written by Miss Tove Lo (NOT COMPLAINING JUST STATING FACTS). But, I am so relieved by this single! You have no idea. Sure, it will inevitably do amazing on the radio, but it still has her signature bite. After three years, this is a solid comeback single, and I am officially ready for her new album Delirium. BRING IT ELLIE!

~Delirium will be available on November 6th ~

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My name is Anthony, and welcome to Apollo’s Radio. This blog is going to be a somewhat humorous blog dedicated to two of my favorite things, pop music and fashion. From interviews, performances, singles, and albums this blog will critique and highlight some of the most exciting topics happening in the pop music world. Though this blog predominantly focuses on music, posts about men’s fashion will be seen from time to time regarding some of the hottest trends I see in the Big Apple.

But before getting into all of it, let me tell you a little bit of myself:

I was born in New Jersey and I currently study Communications and Media at Fordham University in New York City. Aside from obsessing over music, I actually have been writing songs since I was fourteen years old– even though I have no idea how to play an instrument. My dream is to have a show much in the vein of Fashion Police (R.I.P. Joan), but instead it would critique music in a similar manner. So, I’d like to think of this blog as a sort of ~stepping stone~ into that. But, I’m taking it all in day by day and just enjoying the ride.

Some little tidbits about me~

  • Love the Backstreet Boys and Spice Girls (90s 4ever)
  • Once saw Nicole Scherzinger on the streets and she refused to take a picture with me.
  • At my funeral I want the lyrics of “Handle Me” by Robyn to be recited by one of my close friends and I want a live rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole to be played as my casket floats off into the sunset in the Caribbean ocean- because that is the way my funeral WILL happen. Life is pretty swell, and I’m excited to get this ball rolling.