Swoon: Ellie Goulding Keeps Things Simple With “How Long Will I Love You”

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If you were not already in love with Ms. Ellie Goulding you may want to think twice before continuing on in this post. All hope for living a life without a crush on her vocal charm will be lost if you watch this video. It’s not a warning per se, just a thought.

The world has come to know Ellie Goulding as one of the shining stars of the current EDM-infused pop trend that has swept radio globally, but at the end of the day she has much, much more to offer the world than what most see in her public persona. Her voice has been given too few opportunities to truly shine on its own merit, but this morning that time has finally come thanks to the release of her About Time soundtrack contribution, “How Long Will I Love You.”

The latest film from the creator of Love Actually and Notting Hill, About Time is a love story hitting US theaters this November. The film tells the story of a man who learns he can travel through time and decides to use his abilities to land the girl of his dreams. As these kinds of things tend to go, he soon learns that falling in love is not quite as easy as it sounds. Here’s the trailer:

So, how does Ellie Goulding fit into this sentimental tale? Leaving the world of EDM behind, “How Long Will I Love You” is a stirring ballad that leans on the evocative power of Goulding’s vocals to win you over. This tactic is a stunning success, and though the track clocks in at under three minutes I dare anyone to make it through without feeling at least the slightest tug on their heartstrings. It’s the kind of simple love song that will live on through playlists and weddings for decades to come, surpassing the shelf life of Goulding’s current hits in no time, and you can enjoy the song in full at the end of this post.

About Time may not hit theaters until November, but “How Long Will I Love You” should find its way to digital retailers in the coming week. For now, comment below and let us know your thoughts on Ellie Goulding’s latest.

James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the founder of Under The Gun Review. He loves writing about music and movies almost as much as he loves his two fat cats. He's also the co-founder of Antique Records and the Marketing Coordinator for Haulix. You should probably follow him on Twitter.

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