Ellie Goulding is one of the most creative artists out there today.  Her sound is one-of-a-kind.  The music industry keeps trying to fit her into the pop category.  I do not hear her as a pop artist though.  She is too different.  She is an alternative artist to me.  ‘Bittersweet’ + ‘Only You’ are two new Ellie Goulding songs that I must share with you.  ‘Bittersweet’ is perfectly produced.  It is a magical tune with strong lyrics.  My favorite lines are: “You always want what you’re running from + you know this is more than you can take.  Baby, don’t forget my name when the morning breaks us.”

In ‘Only You’ Ellie Goulding gets personal.  You can hear her emotion in her voice.  She must have had quite the therapy session when she was writing this album.  “Only you can be the aching in my heart.  My enemy, the only animal I couldn’t fight.”  How amazingly deep are those lyrics?  Go ahead + dance your emotions away with Ellie Goulding.

Hacienda‘s ‘Savage’ has been around for quite some time.  I just stumbled upon it + am sure that many of you have not heard it.  It is a really good indie-alternative tune.  This song is one of those tracks that you will be happy to sing along to.  “Let’s be savage, ’till the feeling’s gone.”  You will thoroughly enjoy this one.

I have been holding on to Bad Books‘ ‘Forest Whitaker’ for a little too long.  This has been a favorite of mine for a few weeks now.  It has one of the strangest song title’s that I have heard in awhile.  You will sing along to this track too.  The chorus is kind of bleak, but you will sing it with a smile on your face.  “I know you hate me too.  You always say you do.”