Ellie Goudling's Delirium takes the listener on a euphoric emotional rollercoaster [Review]

Ellie Goudling's Delirium takes the listener on a euphoric emotional rollercoaster [Review]

Ellie Goulding's third studio album Delirium sees the British singer deviating from a path of soulful, low-key ballads, to pop with firepower.

Over 22 tracks , the Love Me Like You Do singer presents so-far unheard sounds with track names that explore the emotional turmoil of a break-up.

First track Aftertaste contrasts powerful dance beats with lyrics that touch upon the end of a relationship, before darker rhythms and themes are unveiled on Don't Need Nobody, Devotion, and Scream It Out.

Listeners will discover a hidden gem in the nostalgic Army, which forms a melodic reunion with Goulding's last album, Halcyon.

The deluxe version's I Do What I Love brings out the singer's defiant side, before she concludes her emotional journey with the optimistically named trio Paradise, Winner, and Heal.

The title Delirium makes perfect sense: a story of intoxication, frenzy, and ecstasy.

Goulding unleashes greater emotions in this album than its predecessors, and leaves it for us to work out who she's singing about.

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An emotional rollercoaster

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