Ellie Goulding started teasing her new music a few weeks ago, and she’s finally ready to share it with the world. Her fifth studio album is on the way, and she gave us a taste of things to come with the ultimate summer banger “Easy Lover”, featuring Big Sean.
The music video directed by Sophia Ray is one crazy ride and it shows the British singer portraying several quirky characters. It was filmed in a school in Bulgaria, and Goulding told The Rolling Stone that she wanted to make the viewers feel like they’ve entered some kind of parallel universe or a video game while watching it.
As for the song itself, she co-wrote it with Greg Kurstin and Julia Michaels and wanted to explore the theme of being love-struck by someone who doesn’t feel the same way.
“[It’s…] the age-old tale of being infatuated by someone cool and beautiful knowing that they will never quite feel the same. It’s about going back to the same dangerous person to feel alive when you know they have hurt people again and again before you,” explained Goulding.
“Easy Lover” will be featured on the singer’s upcoming fifth studio album, the follow-up to her 2020 record Brightest Blue. It still doesn’t have an official title or release date, but Goulding described it as a dance-pop record.