Ellie Goulding grew up as a metalhead, and “Kerrang! girl.” Is this a hint that she’ll be working with a death metal band soon? Or is she giving up her metal music?
Ed Sheeran recently stated the same thing, and it was just announced that he would be collaborating with Cradle of Filth. Actually, it will be released sooner rather than later.
The death metal band revealed that the project came about after Ed Sheeran admitted that metal music honed him, despite the fact that he is better known for crooning ballads and singing pop songs.
Although Goulding is a pop queen with a penchant for ballads, she appears to be a rocker at heart who can’t wait to “shred” the guitar on her next tour.
In her most recent interview with Bustle, she revealed that the music and inspiration she grew up with were mostly from the music and guitar scene.
Despite her love for System of a Down, Deftones, and Spineshank, among others, Goulding admitted that she was never a fan of indie bands as a child.
Tom Morello, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton are among her favorite guitarists, but she describes Clapton as “a bit of a d***.” In other news, the ‘Lights’ hitmaker revealed that she was advised to “stick to playing guitar” because her vocals are “not to everyone’s liking,” making her “very nervous” about her singing voice.
When asked if she had always been a confident performer, she said no. She claimed that her voice was mocked because it was so unusual. She didn’t lie about how this made her insecure as she grew up until she became confident enough to believe she shouldn’t care what others thought of her.
She admitted that she suffered from “impostor” syndrome for a time, which harmed her confidence. Her life became “clearer” when she began to value her own opinion of herself over the opinions of others.
Audacy stated in an interview last month that she must maintain her confidence as she attempts new things. Even if some days are more difficult than others, she encourages herself to rejoice in any progress, no matter how small.