Ellie Goulding: 'Frankmusic made me see I'm not just a folk singer'

Hotly-tipped musician speaks about career inspiration

Ellie Goulding: 'Frankmusic made me see I'm not just a folk singer'

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Ellie Goulding has revealed how Frankmusic inspired her musical career and made her diversify from just playing guitar.

The hotly-tipped singer/songwriter told NME.COM how meeting with the musician, real name Vincent Frank, led to her current musical direction.

"I was just doing an essay or something," she said, "and I heard this music playing in my friend's room, and it was Frankmusic. I was like, 'This sounds so different'."

She went on to explain how she emailed Frankmusic, who listened to her demos before agreeing to work on some collaborations.

"We ended up doing a couple of songs, and I just thought, 'Oh my god, this is what I wanna do. As soon as I heard 'Wish I Stayed' [her song featuring Frankmusic] I was like, 'That's it'. He made me realise just because I play guitar I didn't have to be a folk singer."

Goulding, who releases her debut album 'Lights, on March 1, was named Number One in the BBC Sound Of 2010 this morning (January 8). The annual survey of the music industry aims to predict which acts will make it big in the year ahead.

To read the full interview with Goulding get the new issue of NME, out now.

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