This morning, it’s colder than a witch’s tit in a brass bra out there around Boston, but all we needed to warm up was a 24-second teaser video clip from Ellie Goulding. The white-hot snippet for her new video “Goodness Gracious” has us dreaming of summer, light-up kicks, beaches, and neon skateboards — everything that’s so very far away on a winter day in New England.
“Goodness Gracious” is Goulding’s next single, and was included her Halcyon Days re-release back in August. It’s the follow-up to UK chart-topping single “Burn” and ballad “How Long Will I Love You” which supported the Children In Need charity.
Goulding’s also in the news this week for a different reason. In the recent issue of Marie Claire’s U.K edition, Goulding has also opened up about her performance at the Royal Wedding. The pop star has been hush hush about singing for Kate Middleton and Prince William in April 2011. Goulding sang a cover of Elton John’s “Your Song.”
“In the weeks before, everyone I know was talking about the wedding, and I sat like [puts knuckles in her mouth], trying not to say anything,” Goulding says to Marie Claire. “I kept it to myself for so long — but no one would have believed me anyway.”
But she said she was in constant contact with the couple the night of the ceremony.
“I talked to William and Kate quite a bit,” adds Goulding. “They’re just a really awesome couple, lovely people, so I understand why people are fascinated by them. It was a really beautiful night. But then, I haven’t been to many weddings.”
Goulding’s US tour hits Agganis Arena on March 17. Here are the full dates:
March 12: New York, NY — Theatre at Madison Square Garden
March 14: Philadelphia, PA — Liacouras Center
March 16: Washington, DC — Echostage
March 17: Boston, MA — Agganis Arena
March 20: Atlanta, GA — Fox Theatre
March 22: Austin, TX — Austin Music Hall
March 24: Houston, TX — Bayou Music Center
March 25: Dallas, TX — South Side Ballroom
April 19: San Francisco, CA — Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
April 22: Portland, OR — Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
April 23: Seattle, WA — Paramount Theater
April 24: Vancouver, BC — Orpheum Theatre
April 26: Calgary, AB — MacEwan Hall
April 27: Edmonton, AB — Shaw Conference Center
April 29: Garden City, ID — Revolution Center
May 1: Magna, UT — The Great Salt Air
May 2: Morrison, CO — Red Rocks Amphitheater