We are building an eclectic collection of UK singer Ellie Goulding's "Starry Eyed." What started as a little electro-pop nugget now includes a drum-heavy vinyl release and now a looser, acoustic version. Each take has its own charm -- this one feels like the tail-end of a house party when the guitar is passed around, terrible covers of "November Rain" ensue, then this performance halts everything and you realize, “Hey, this person actually writes songs -- no fair.”
As for the conspicuous banner behind the band: Cherrytree Records re-releases Ellie Goulding’s debut album Lights for us Yanks next week on Mar. 8. Also check out cherrytreerecords.com as you’ll be able to see more footage of Ellie and her band’s performance on the web site starting Thursday, March 3.