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"Delirium" is the third studio album by English recording artist Ellie Goulding and was released on November 6, 2015.

The official lead single of the album was revealed to be: "On My Mind' and it premiered on the 17th of September, 2015. [1]

The second UK single was revealed to be: "Army" as confirmed by Capital FM and was released on the 9th of January, 2016.[2]

The second single released worldwide was revealed to be "Something In The Way You Move" and hit US radio stations on the 19th of January, 2016. [3]

"Keep On Dancin'"[4] was later announced as the fourth official single from the album and was announced to be released in June, 2016 with a brand new version of the song however plans were later halted possibly due to the release of "Still Falling For You". [5]

BackgroundEdit

In an interview with the British newspaper The Sun Ellie Goulding’s announced that the album might be inspired by nature, not love due to her watching documentaries about nature especially David Attenborough. This was also proven in a VIBE interview. Ellie said that she wanted to write about being really inspired by Kate Bush more recently. [6] She also stated that her songs and albums have a lot about relationships and break-ups elements and she feels to complete the album to a completely different manner.

She also said to VIBE that she is excited to wear her comfy clothes when she gets into the studio to record instead of her touring, festival or ceremonial clothes

Track listingEdit

Standard editionEdit

No. Title Length
1. "Intro (Delirium)" 01:54
2. "Aftertaste" 03:46
3. "Something In The Way You Move" 03:47
4. "Keep On Dancin" 03:46
5. "On My Mind" 03:33
6. "Around U" 03:17
7. "Codes" 03:16
8. "Holding On For Life" 04:15
9. "Love Me Like You Do" 04:12
10. "Don't Need Nobody" 03:33
11. "Don't Panic" 03:16
12. "We Can't Move to This" 03:28
13. "Army" 03:57
14. "Lost and Found" 03:36
15. "Devotion" 03:46
16. "Scream it Out" 03:09
Deluxe Tracks:
17. “When It Became Too Much” 04:56
18. “In Your Head” 02:45
19. “Cheat Me” 01:34
20. “Wr!st M!x” 08:21
21. “8 To 6” 03:12
22. “Go Me” 03:24

PromotionEdit

TourEdit

Ellie has announced a world tour in support of the album, titled "Delirium Tour". Tickets became available for the general public on November 7, 2015.

SinglesEdit

Capital Official confirmed that Ellie told them that her lead single from her new album would be released around March in a tweet. [7] However no single was released at this time; this may be due to the fact that "Love Me Like You Do" was a global hit, prompting the single to be postponed.

The new single was revealed to be called On My Mind firstly confirmed by the iHeart Media Summit which features production by Max Martin. [8]

The second UK single was revealed to be: "Army" as confirmed by Capital FM and was released on the 9th of January, 2016.[9]

The second single released worldwide was revealed to be "Something In The Way You Move" and hit US radio stations on the 19th of January, 2016. [10]

"Keep On Dancin'"[11] will be the fourth official single from the album and was firstly announced to be released in April, 2016 however it was delayed to June due to unknown reasons. Then it was announced to have a brand new version of the song along with with it's radio premiere in June however plans were halted possibly due to the release of "Still Falling For You". [12]

Promotional singlesEdit

"Something In The Way You Move" was released as the first promotional single from the album on 9 October 2015.[13] It was accompanied by a fan dance lyric video the same day of the song's release.[14] As of December, 2015, it has reached almost then million Spotify streams.

"Lost and Found" and "Army" were the next promotional singles to premiere.

Critical receptionEdit

So far, Delirium has received generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a "weighted average" rating out of 100 from selected independent ratings and reviews from mainstream critics, the album received a Metascore of 70/100, based on based on 12 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".

Commercial performanceEdit

The album debuted at number three on the UK Albums Chart, and at number one on the UK Download Album Chart selling 38,429 copies in its first week therefore becoming Goulding's best first week sale of her career so far.

Elsewhere; in the US, the album debuted at number three with 61,000 units (42,000 in pure album sales) sold, therefore achieving the highest charting album in the US for Goulding.

GalleryEdit

Digital BookletEdit

Deluxe

PhotoshootEdit

Read more about the photoshoot.

PromoEdit

ArtworkEdit

SinglesEdit

ReferencesEdit