Ellie Goulding reveals her new album will be split into two parts - classically influenced and her "alter ego" pop songs

The singer-songwriter describes her upcoming record as "a big soundscape and one big film".

Ellie Goulding has revealed that her forthcoming album will be one of two halves, feautring both "classically influenced" and modern pop songs.

Discussing her fourth album, scheduled for release in June, she told Heart the album "kind of comes in two parts," adding: "The first side is something written entirely by me which was fun and I wrote most of it in New York when I was living there a few years back.

"I play the guitar and I play the bass and piano and then I’m singing a lot of vocals. It’s very classically influenced because I love classical music.

"There’s a lot going on, it’s a big soundscape and one big film. The second half is my kind of alter ego songs."

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Ellie recently released Worry About Me ft. blackbear, which we'd guessing would fall into the second half of the record. Her last single, a cover of Joni Mitchell's River, was the last UK Number 1 of 2019. The track was exclusive to Amazon, so it's not yet known if it will feature on her album.

The singer's as-yet-untitled album is first in five years, since 2015's Delirium, which reached Number 3 and has shifted 355,000 chart sales in the UK. This March marks ten years since Ellie released her chart-topping debut record Lights. View Ellie Goulding's Official UK Chart history in full.