The buildup to Ellie Goulding’s new album DELIRIUM has been pretty casual, to say the least. Unlike other artists employing other celebs for gimmicks to hype their respective projects, the 28-year-old Brit has been relying on her fans to do most of the promotion. And, for the most part, it seems to be working. “Army” is the fourth track to quietly be released.
Unlike “On My Mind,” “Lost And Found,” and “Something In The Way You Move,” this track reels it in on the foot tapping. Instead, “Army” is a body-swaying song bursting with confidence. Goulding explained that the track is about her best friend and how they, as made evident by the song, build her up to be something bigger. “I wanted to show our friendship for what it really is,” she wrote in an Tumblr post later shared on Instagram, “honest, real, electric.” Sonically, “Army” is the most Halcyon-like track to come out of DELIRIUM: Soft layers of synths and guitars, but Goulding’s vocals shine like they did on her last LP. “We open our hearts up and take risks,” Goulding continued in her post, “but together we are more powerful than ever.”
Go tell your BFF you love ‘em. Or tell it to them using this song.
DELIRIUM comes out November 6.