RTE host Amy Barrett asked Ellie Gouldings to discuss the inspiration behind her new album ‘Avery,’ the title of which she described as “a very special eye.”
Speaking about the song, the singer explained that she’s “had so many people say I’m a terrible singer,” and “that I don’t have a soul” but that “that’s not true.”
She said that she had the idea for the song as a “proper compliment” to a particular moment in her life, and she was inspired by the “gut-wrenching, soul-searching” songs of her past, like “Take Care.”
She also talked about how she “wanted to do something that I hadn’t done in a long time,” saying, “I don’t know what to do with this song, and I just want to do it.
It’s not like I haven’t done anything.
I’ve always been interested in doing this.”
Gouldings also explained that while her bandmates, including Chris Martin and Matt Helders, have always been supportive of her career, she’s also “had to work on the relationship between myself and the fans” over the years.
The singer revealed that the album is “a collection of songs, each with a different subject matter,” and that the project “doesn’t sound like any of my previous records.”
Gough said that there were a lot of different styles of the album, but that the focus is on “making a record that people want to hear.”
The project is set to release on August 11, 2018.