by John Curley—Ellie Goulding, the BBC’s Sound of 2010 winner, recently visited the studios of XFM London in Leicester Square to do a live session for the station. Goulding performed acoustic versions of four tracks from her debut album, Lights. The songs performed were “Guns And Horses,” “Starry Eyed,” “Under The Sheets,” and “I Wish I Stayed.” To listen to the session, go to http://www.xfm.co.uk/onair/sessions/xfm-session-ellie-goulding and then click the individual audio links.
The live tracks are really good. I prefer them to the studio versions on her album. (The audio link for “Starry Eyed” did not work when I tried to listen to it.)
Goulding’s Lights album is currently at number 15 in the UK album chart. Her current single, “Guns And Horses,” is number 30 in the UK singles chart at the moment.