Once again, I am feeling completely out of the pop music loop (although I do have a good excuse this time…I moved to NYC!). Ellie Goulding is releasing a re-packaged version of Halcyon? Say WHAT? Can’t say I’m really surprised, as that’s the way major labels are doing it these days with their artists. Rather than let an album sink away into obscurity, throw together a couple of new tracks and some remixes and re-release the album. Hell, it works for me. I’ll buy it! That being said, first single “Burn” is FAR from a throw away track. It’s an epic electropop masterpiece TOTALLY worthy of being on the album the first time ’round. “Burn” was produced by Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic, Maroon 5, The Wanted), Greg Kurstin (P!nk, Kelly Clarkson, Lily Allen), and Sean Stuart (the three of whom also wrote the track alongside with Ellie, Noel Zancanella and Tedder’s OneRepublic cohort, Brent Kutzle). Check out the ENLIGHTENING new video BELOW. “Burn” was directed by Mike Sharpe.
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