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Ellie Goulding releases ‘Slow Grenade’

The song is a collaborative effort with acclaimed artist Lauv, who first gained attention in 2015 with his single “The Other”.

Ellie Goulding release ‘Slow Grenade’, featuring multi platinum-selling singer/producer Lauv, out now on Polydor. The new track is the latest to be taken from Ellie’s upcoming double-sided album, Brightest Blue, out July 17th. Pre-order here: https://EllieGoulding.lnk.to/BrightestBluePR

The last song taken from the “EG.0” half of her new album, ‘Slow Grenade’ is the newest offering from Ellie Goulding following recent releases ‘Power’ and ‘Worry About Me’ featuring blackbear. The song is a collaborative effort with acclaimed artist Lauv, who first gained attention in 2015 with his single “The Other”. He has since written for and featured with a number of incredible artists all the while accumulating over 5 billion streams, multi-Platinum certifications and top 10 hits from singles like “I Like Me Better” and “i’m so tired…” featuring Troye Sivan, the latter from his highly-rated March 2020 debut album ~how i’m feeling~. ‘Slow Grenade’ brings the two performers’ expansive talents together for a supercharged summer pop hit as Ellie and Lauv sing a “slow grenade is blowing up, my mistake – so why don’t I stop it?”, their distinct vocals blending perfectly with one another.

Both Ellie and Lauv share a passion for mental health advocacy, frequently using their platforms to raise awareness about anxiety and depression. Ellie is known for speaking honestly about mental health issues and has been part of several music industry initiatives to tackle the mental health crisis among young people, including AMP London conference panel hosted by Annie Mac, March 2020. In 2019, Lauv founded the Blue Boy Foundation which supports initiatives which help young people feel more comfortable reaching out for mental health help and feel better equipped to help friends get connected with care. He’s also been sharing conversations with fellow musicians and artists about modern relationships, life and loneliness in his podcast series, Breaking Modern Loneliness.

Earlier this week, Ellie also revealed the dates of her forthcoming Brightest Blue Tour – a special intimate run of dates set to hit the U.K. and Ireland April and May 2021. Speaking of the upcoming tour, Ellie says: “I’m so excited to get back on the road and do what I do best. This album has been such a passion project over the past five years and throughout the entire process I’ve been able to picture exactly what the live staging would look like – intimate, stripped back, honest, yet incredibly visual and special. I can’t wait!”

Brightest Blue Tour will visit Manchester, Birmingham, Bournemouth, London, Newcastle, Glasgow and Dublin. Tickets go on sale 9am Friday 3 July at LiveNation.co.uk however fans who pre-order any format of the album from Ellie’s official store by 5pm BST on Tuesday, June 30 will gain access to an exclusive pre-sale access on Wednesday, July 1 from 9am.