On release ‘Lights’ went straight to number one in the Official UK Album Charts, cementing Ellie Goulding’s status as the breakthrough artist of 2010. ‘Lights’ went on to become the biggest and fastest selling debut album of 2010 and has topped triple platinum status in the UK with sales of over 850,000 to date.
Ellie Goulding’s success in the UK has been mirrored internationally and the US in particular has taken Ellie to its heart. Her single ‘Lights’ has sold over two million copies there and relentless touring has seen her play to over 30,000 fans Stateside as well as festival appearances and a sold-out Katy Perry Tour. Now it’s Australia’s turn to fall in love with Ellie.
All the tracks on ‘Halcyon’ were written and co-produced by Ellie Goulding and the majority were recorded in a converted barn in Ellie Goulding’s hometown in the Hay Valley with producer Jim Elliot (Kylie/Ladyhawke).
“This album for me is a journey from dark into light from confusion to understanding. I didn’t set out to write a break-up record but I think it became one.” ~ Ellie Goulding