Ellie Goulding announced her new album Delirium is slated for release on November 6th. “On My Mind” is the first single off of Delirium and our first taste of new music from Goulding. She teamed up with Max Martin, who is known for producing hits for artists such as Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, and Katy Perry.
This catchy new song will definitely be your new obsession for the fall. According to Mtv.com, it is being suggested that the song may be a response to Ed Sheeran’s “Don’t”.
If you are not familiar with the story, rumor has it that Ed Sheeran’s hit song “Don’t” was about his relationship with Goulding. In the song, Sheeran sings about someone who cheated on him with a friend. Said friend is rumored to be Niall Horan from One Direction, while Sheeran and Horan were staying in the same hotel.
Lyrics to “On My Mind”: “Next thing that I know I’m in the hotel with you. You were talking deep like it was mad love to you. You wanted my heart but I just like your tattoos.” These lyrics might suggest that the song could be a response to “Don’t,” but don’t get your hopes up.
According to Goulding in an interview with MTV News, she has confirmed it’s not about someone in particular. Said Goulding, “People can read into it however they want. It’s fun to do that, I would do that too.”
The song’s sound is distinctly more pop oriented, which might hint that Goulding is going for a more focused pop sound for Delirium. Goulding’s past hits including “Lights” and “Anything Can Happen” definitely had that dance-indie-pop sound while “On My Mind” seems to stray away from that sound. The song is one that we will likely hear repeated over and over again on Top 40 radio in the upcoming weeks.
Goulding is taking on a slightly new direction with this sound, but at the same time, the singer is not straying too far from her original dance pop sound. The song is definitely Top 40 radio friendly and will likely satisfy her fans as they await the forthcoming Delirium.
Check out “On My Mind” below! Do you think it could be a response to Ed Sheeran’s “Don’t”? How do you read the song? Let us know by leaving a comment.
You can download the song on iTunes now and also pre-order Delirium too.