After hitting us with a cover of The Weeknd’s “High For This” a few weeks back, British sensation Ellie Goulding now decides to tackle Active Child’s mega-blog smash, “Hanging On”. This is not so much a cover as it is a re-imagining. Ellie’s voice is both delicate and powerful in all the right places, as she plucks at your heartstrings over sparse synths. Besides Tinie Tempah’s uninspired and misplaced verse, this is a fresh take on a great song.
Goulding shared her thoughts on Twitter about the track: “Here’s the beginning of my new journey. Share and enjoy responsibly.” Can’t wait to see what the rest of 2012 has in store for Skrillex’s better half.
STREAM: Ellie Goulding – “Hanging On” (Feat. Tinie Tempah)