Ellie Overcame Writer’s Block Through Absent Father Figure



British singer and the girl next door, Ellie Goulding, has overcome her writer’s block through her estranged father’s figure.

As she stated before, she hasn’t seen her father in over a decade. When the singer found herself in a writer’s block she decided to write lyrics about him. That actually helped her writer’s block.

She said, “I woke up and I wrote this song, called Explosions, about my dad… and then it sort of just all came out.”

She also said the lyrics are not too deep, and her fans won’t need to look for hidden meanings in her songs.

She added, “The songs that I write are not bitter or angry. They’re just sort of: ‘What happened there?’”

Her short career has been very fertile. Her second album Halcyon was released in October 2012, when “Anything Could Happen” was the lead single.

Halcyon debuted at number two on the UK Albums Chart and after 65-week period, eventually reached number one.

Halcyon debuted at number nine on the Billboard 200 Chart, making it her first top ten debut in the United States. Halcyon Days, a repackaged Halcyon, was released in 2013. It included new singles including “Burn”, which became her first UK number-one single in the same month.

At the 2014 BRIT Awards, she was awarded as the Best British Female.

By the end of 2013, she has sold over 4 million albums and 15 million singles worldwide.

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