Ahead of taking over her internet hosting duties for the night, Ellie Goulding stopped to speak with Billboard’s Chelsea Briggs and Tetris Kelly on the pink carpet on the 13th annual Women in Music occasion, discussing feminine musicians she is presently impressed by, plans for her new album, and her upcoming wedding ceremony.
When posed with the query of which fellow females she thinks are “kicking booty” proper now, Goulding tells Billboard that at the start, it’s her Nana. “She evokes me, she’s an unbelievable girl. Independent, simply does every part by herself,” she says.
“But I assume in music for the time being, I’m actually backing plenty of new feminine artists,” Goulding continues. “Like I believe Billie Eilish is unbelievable. I like her songwriting. I believe Sigrid is unbelievable, look out for her, she’s wonderful.”
Asked if she would think about collaborating with any of these artists on her subsequent file, the singer replies that she would completely be open to collaborations, however proper now, she is specializing in herself.
“I'm acutely aware that I do wish to do an album which is simply me,” Goulding explains. “Not in a egocentric means. I’ve been hiding myself within the studio for like two years, and I really feel like I owe it to myself to only do a 'me' second.”
In the interview, Goulding additionally opens up about her upcoming wedding ceremony, which she notes that she hasn’t had a lot time to plan but.
“I've not executed something,” she says. “I’ve been so busy with this new album, with my new tune ‘Close To Me,’ I’ve been doing a bunch of stuff and so it’s been busy however it’s getting there. I’ve needed to enlist some folks to assist me a bit with it…it’s positively taking place subsequent yr, however I must get the album completed first.”
“I by no means thought I used to be going to get married,” Goulding continues. “My dad and mom divorced after I was younger, it was by no means one thing actually on my radar. But then whenever you meet the fitting man, that’s that!”
You can watch the total video interview with Ellie Goulding above, and watch her open the Women In Music present under.