Monday, November 19, 2012

Music Monday #7: "I Know You Care" by Ellie Goulding

I decided to go with a softer song this week for Music Monday, so I chose the incomparable Ellie Goulding.

Ellie has been has on the U.S. Billboard charts for more than 35 weeks with "Lights". Much like this chart hit, her song "I Know You Care" holds poignant lyrics and a beautiful melody. Much more than that, the song is about desperately caring for someone but knowing that there is trouble on the horizon. This topic definitely reflects the relationship between Jace and Clary, particularly at the end of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

Take a listen:

A little bit about Ellie's new album, Halcyon:

Capturing a period of profound change and transition in Ellie’s life, Halcyon is, despite the mournful nature of much of its inspiration, ultimately a redemptive album. Above all, it communicates the sense of a young musician poised on the cusp of new adventures, the war won (although, this being Ellie, it may turn out to be only a temporary truce), and lessons learnt.
When she says, “Loneliness has been the biggest influence on this record; I feel like what I do is lonely”, you want to give her a reassuring hug. But then Ellie will follow this with: “I still feel like there’s this force, pushing me to do this.” And you are reminded of precisely what it is that makes her so special: honest and self-aware enough to endure and acknowledge her propensity for what she herself calls “over-thinking”; brave enough to confront this and go into battle again; and possessed of a talent, and a voice, of such extraordinary power that, for all her vulnerability, you sense that, deep down, Ellie Goulding knows she is impregnable.

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