Ellie Goulding has made a long-awaited return to the music industry. Teaming up with Big Sean, the English singer/songwriter released a new single called "Easy Lover" as well as its music video.
The visuals, directed by Sophia Ray, displays Ellie facing off against an alien creature with the ability to take human form. Throughout the entire video, she shows off her dancing ability and her stage presence.
Speaking about the song, Ellie said in a press release, "I wrote Easy Lover in L.A. with Julia Michaels after conversations about 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," she continued. "Having the legendary Greg Kurstin produce any song of mine is always a dream come true. He always understands the assignment!"
"Easy Lover" marks Ellie's first release since her 2020 album, "Brightest Blue", which featured artists like Diplo, Swae Lee and Juice WRLD among others. As for Big Sean, he previously droppe a song alongside Hit-Boy titled "What A Life".
In a statement at the time, Ellie said the first half of the album "reflects my vulnerability… it acknowledges a complex world where relationships still dictate our happiness and heartbreak and can still be the most painful thing in the world, no matter how enlightened you are." She further explained, "The tracks also symbolize growing up and becoming a woman."
The second half, on the other hand, captured "my confident, brave and fearless side and features all my recent collaborations." She added, "I often find myself writing about my thoughts and emotions in a way that I know will be catchy and memorable. I will always seek to use my voice in ways that no one would ever expect and look to collaborate with the least likely, exciting, and eclectic group of other artists."