Editors’ Notes Halcyon is the accomplished sophomore album from English singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding, and it finds her pushing in darker and more dramatic musical directions than on her incandescent debut full-length, Lights. The strutting beat of its buoyant lead single, “Anything Could Happen,” features Goulding’s inimitable gossamer vocals, but it's one of just a few upbeat tracks (the clubby “Burn” and Calvin Harris’ “I Need Your Love” are also dancefloor-ready). Halcyon seems resolute on spotlighting Goulding’s dynamic voice on midtempo tracks and ballads that alternate between piano-and-strings intimacy and thundering displays of percussive bombast, à la Florence + The Machine. Merging chamber pop with epic soundscapes and the occasional electronic flourish, Halcyon further establishes Goulding as an artist to watch.

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Don't Say a Word
1
4:07
 
My Blood
2
3:54
 
Anything Could Happen
3
4:46
 
Only You
4
3:50
 
Halcyon
5
3:24
 
Figure 8
6
4:07
 
Joy
7
3:13
 
Hanging On
8
3:21
 
Explosions
9
4:03
 
I Know You Care
10
3:26
 
Atlantis
11
3:52
 
Dead In the Water
12
4:43
 
Burn
13
3:51
 
Goodness Gracious
14
3:46
 
I Need Your Love (feat. Ellie Goulding) [Bonus Track]
15
3:54
 
Lights
16
3:30
 

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