Watch “Behind Brightest Blue” for a Personal Look at Ellie Goulding’s New Album

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Ellie Goulding has released a new video detailing the creative process of her latest album, Brightest Blue.

On July 17, Ellie Goulding released her fourth album, Brightest Blue. In just over a week, the album has risen through the charts, reaching Billboard’s number one rank in the UK. Fans and critics alike have praised the album, especially side A, which reveals the softer, more personal side of Goulding’s style. 

Now that listeners have had a chance to digest her new album, Goulding has released companion material that offers a glimpse into her life and artmaking process. She shared a tweet on Monday encouraging fans to check out “Behind Brightest Blue” on YouTube or Amazon Music. 

The short video feels both exciting and casual. Viewers get a rare chance to see a pop phenomenon relaxing in her home and chatting about her music. “Behind Brightest Blue” shows Goulding’s cozy studio area, with keyboards, guitars, and mementos from her past successes. Even Goulding’s cat makes an appearance. Watch the YouTube video below: 

While it’s fascinating to see Goulding relax in her space, it’s even more interesting to hear her discuss her inspirations and songwriting routines. She shares the origin story of the title Brightest Blue, talks about becoming an “unapologetic singer,” and describes what it was like to collaborate with Juice WRLD. She also speaks about how her voice has changed over time. 

Whether you’re a dedicated Ellie Goulding fan or just a pop music lover looking for something new, be sure to catch Brightest Blue and “Behind Brightest Blue” on YouTube or Amazon music.