New Music: Ellie Goulding – “Burn”

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English singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding has recorded a discarded Leona Lewis demo and it is amazing.  Co-written by OneRepublic front-man Ryan Tedder, “Burn” is an uplifting party track with a repetitive, punchy chorus that you’re guaranteed to be chanting for hours.  Clive Davis was a fool to let this one go – it could’ve been a (minor) hit for Leona, but I’m actually really happy it didn’t end up on her last album “Glassheart.”  Leona has some powerful pipes, but she sings with all the conviction of a tranquilized sloth.  “Burn” benefits greatly from Ellie’s unmistakeable breathy vocals.

Ellie’s second studio album “Halcyon” was just released last October – could she be gearing up for a re-release?  We’ll have to wait and see.  Stream “Burn” via Ellie’s official Soundcloud below.

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