Lights by Ellie Goulding
"Lights" is a song by English recording artist Ellie Goulding from her debut album, Lights. It was released digitally in the United Kingdom on 13 March 2011 as the album's sixth single overall, and second from the Bright Lights re-release. It will be released as the lead single from the album in the United States. "Lights" originally appeared as a bonus track on the iTunes edition of Lights; the song was then re-edited for inclusion on Bright Lights in late 2010, serving as the single version. "Lights" was originally announced as a single on 8 September 2010 on Goulding's official Twitter page, with a release date scheduled for 1 November 2010. It was to be released as the lead track from the album's repackaging as Bright Lights. However, this plan was scrapped in favour of releasing "Your Song" in order to capitalise on the John Lewis Christmas marketing campaign that it featured in. This was followed by the reissue of the album Lights as Bright Lights. Show video tutorial!
About the Artist
Elena Jane "Ellie" Goulding (born 30 December 1986), is an English singer-songwriter. She became only the second artist to be named the number-one predicted breakthrough act of the year in the BBC's annual poll of music critics, Sound of 2010, and become the recipient of the Critics' Choice Award at the BRIT Awards in the same year, following Adele's win of both in 2008. After signing to Polydor Records in 2009, she released her first extended-play recording in 2009, An Introduction to Ellie Goulding, and her debut studio album Lights followed in 2010. Her album went on to debut at number one on the UK Albums Chart and sold over 380,000 copies by the end of 2010. Her musical style has been compared to that of Kate Nash, Lykke Li, Tracey Thorn and Bjork. Ellie was born and brought up in Hereford, England, the second of four children. She began playing the clarinet and writing songs at the age of nine, and at fourteen began learning guitar. She started songwriting at the age of fifteen and while in college she won a singing competition.