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- Song Name: Lights
- Artist Name / Band Name: Ellie Goulding
- Produced By: Ash Howes & Richard Stannard
- Album Name: Bright Lights
- Release Date: March 13, 2011
- Genre: Pop
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- Written By: Ash Howes, Richard Stannard & Ellie Goulding
- Performance: Peaked at No.
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Ellie Goulding – Lights Review
Ellie Goulding made waves in the UK. Now, she’s trying her luck to penetrate the US music market and eventually the world. She is indeed one of the worthwhile breakthrough music artists to watch for as reflected in her song ‘Lights.’ The track is the lead single from her first international album with the same title.
Goulding’s vocals feature an edge of vulnerability and sadness. It helped make the electropop song catchy and pleasing, setting it apart from typical dance pop. There is no denying that she has tremendous promise. She has the potential, at least vocally. But there is a need to be wiser in her choice of songs.
Richard Stannard, who made Spice Girls popular via their song ‘Wannabe,’ was behind the production of this song. Thus, it can suit radio airwaves and club venues perfectly. But it is not the piece that listeners would retain in their minds right after they go home from the party.
Another setback of the track is that it sounds a little repetitive rather than revelatory. In the pop genre where distinctive vocalists rule, it certainly is easier for such a song to get lost in the wilderness.