The pair recently recorded with Swedish House Mafia, reportedly for the new album. Sebastian Ingrosso of Swedish House Mafia spoke about the demo the three acts made together, saying: “Ellie and Skrillex came in 30 minutes late, and we had already started with a melody. Skrillex freaked out, he loved it, and after a few hours we wrote the song.”
However, Goulding has now revealed that Skrillex, real name Sonny Moore, will not feature on the record. Speaking to Billboard, Goulding said:
I definitely wanted him to work with this record, and… there’s no doubt that Sonny and I will work together, when we’re both a little bit less busy – because at the moment, his career is crazy.
‘Halcyon’ is the follow-up to Goulding’s 2010 debut ‘Lights’ and will be released on October 8. It will be preceded by a single, ‘Anything Could Happen’, on September 30. The singer acted as co-producer on ‘Halcyon’, which was recorded in her hometown in the Hay Valley with producer Jim Elliot (Kylie Minogue/Ladyhawke).
Speaking about the live shows which will come with the new album, Goulding said: “The tour is going to be bigger for this record, and in terms of production, a lot more is going to go into it. It’s gonna be a bit more advanced this time as I think about it a little bit more, trying to be more clever.”
Last month Goulding released of a cover of Active Child’s ‘Hanging On’, which featured a guest appearance from Tinie Tempah. The song is also available to download by clicking here.