Ellie Goulding Releases New Music Video for “Starry Eyed” and Kicks Off US Tour

Ellie Goulding kicked off her latest US tour last week, and released a US version of her debut hit, “Starry Eyed”. I quite liked the original, but here’s the brand new US version…

“Starry Eyed” is a definite crowd favorite, and it’s a great lead single, but it’s not my favorite Ellie Goulding song. Her album, Lights, is full of brilliant songs, including, “This Love (Will Be Your Downfall)”, “Guns and Horses”, “Salt Skin”, “Lights”, “Human”, “Animal”… I could go on.

But my absolute favorite song… at the moment, is “Wish I Stayed”, which sadly, isn’t on the US release of Lights. Here’s a great acoustic performance….

Most of the dates on Ellie’s tour are sold-out or really close to selling out… if she’s playing in a city near you, check her out. She puts one hell of a show. I’ve seen her several times and can’t wait to see her again in a few weeks.

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Robyn covers Coldplay’s “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” at Radio 1 Live Lounge

Robyn can do no wrong. Her music is in a league of it’s own.

Her covers are also fantastic. She beautifully re-imagines songs, adding her own touch. Here’s a great cover of Coldplay‘s “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” at BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge.

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R.I.P. Amy Winehouse (14 September 1983 – 23 July 2011)

Hearing about the death of Amy Winehouse deeply saddens me.

She was such an amazing spirit with a beautiful voice, and a troubled personal life that fueled her breakout album, Back To Black. It’s an album unlike any at the time, bringing British female singers to the forefront in the US. Her battle with addiction cast a dark cloud around her talents and ability. Her recent bouts with rehab and a comeback were less than successful. Amy lost her battle with her demons. A sad day for music.

Rest In Peace – Amy Winehouse – (14 September 1983 – 23 July 2011)

Here’s one of my favorite Amy Winehouse performances — it’s just her singing on a couch. What a voice – effortless and natural.

My thoughts on Back To Black – written almost a year ago.

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