Ellie Goulding Drops Scenic Visual For New Single “Close To Me”

Ellie Goulding
Ellie Goulding. Photo by Masatoshi Okauchi/REX/Shutterstock (9842881h)

Ellie Goulding just dropped her first music video in over a year and made two things pretty clear – she’s still on the top of her game and we need to visit Budapest ASAP. The video for “Close To Me” is basically an ode to the Hungarian capital, and watching the singer dance around this scenic city made it seem even more magical.

Goulding’s new video will be remembered by beautiful shots of Budapest and a wide array of high-fashion outfits she rocked during these three-odd minutes. The clip features several snippets of young singer twirling around Fisherman’s Bastion in a white dress, before being joined by a group of Magritte-inspired dancers.

Diplo, who previously worked with Ellie Goulding on the 2015 single “Powerful”, served aa s producer this time around. The video also features Swae Lee, member of hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd.

It’s still unclear if “Close to Me” is only a one-off single or the first song from Goulding’s fourth album. Her last studio recording Delirium came out in 2015, but singer’s representative recently stated new music is on the horizon.