ELLIE GOULDING RELEASES NEW SINGLE “WORRY ABOUT ME” FEATURING BLACKBEAR
NEW ALBUM ANNOUNCED FOR RELEASE ON JUNE 5
13 MARCH 2020 (TORONTO, ON) - Today sees global superstar Ellie Goulding return with the release of her new single and accompanying video for “Worry About Me” featuring multi-platinum-selling artist/producer blackbear, out now on Polydor/Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company. Ellie has also announced that her new album will be released on June 5, album title and details to be revealed soon.
Listen to "Worry About Me" HERE
"Worry About Me" is the first new music from Ellie Goulding this year and follows on from recent releases "Sixteen", "Close To Me" and "Hate Me" as well her recent cover of Joni Mitchell’s "River" which saw Ellie claim her third UK #1 – becoming the last number one single of the decade. For the new single Goulding has teamed up with acclaimed blackbear who rose to fame in 2015 and has since gone on to release five albums in the last five years as well as write and produce for a number of incredible artists. "Worry About Me" is supreme slice of R&B fuelled pop, with a pulsating bassline throughout as Ellie sings “baby you don’t gotta worry about me” before blackbear jumps onto the track with his unique flow for his verse.
The video, directed by Emil Nava, is set in a surreal woodland in middle America. Featuring dark and sinister animation, the visuals for ‘Worry About Me’ see Goulding take control after being stranded in a remote cabin with twin blackbear’s, who tear around causing mayhem.
Watch the music video for "Worry About Me" HERE
Speaking about the song, Ellie explains “’Worry About Me’ is a song I wrote reminiscing about a time a guy wanted me at his convenience, just as I was getting over him. It is intentionally tongue in cheek because I’m not at all bitter, I just found it humorous. It was refreshing to write, in the sunshine of LA, because at the time I was writing dark songs about my state of mind in New York”, blackbear continues “A song with a passive yet descriptive message of independence charisma & attitude while a statue of smooth still stands tall 😎 - I love this side of Ellie Goulding over this tempo and darker hip hop production. Ellie, to me, is the voice of the UK and is a special artist and human. There was not a hint of hesitation or lack of enthusiasm to get this done asap and shoot a crazy video where I have a twin brother (dark parent trap for adults if you will)."
Last week saw the 10-year anniversary of Ellie’s debut album “Lights” which charted at #1 in the UK and went on to sell over 1.4 million records globally. Ellie’s incredible career to date has seen her celebrate two #1 albums, two BRIT Awards, sell over 15 million albums and 102 million singles, amass 19.6 billion streams worldwide and surpass 10 million subscribers on YouTube, amassing over 5 billion views globally.
Ellie, a UN Environment Ambassador, is known as a passionate advocate for environmental protection for our precious planet and champion of solutions to the climate crisis. She mixes this advocacy with her work to help end homelessness, supporting The Marylebone Project and fundraising for other nationwide charities working on the frontline of the homeless crisis.