Ellie Goulding Releases Powerful Video for “Love I’m Given”
Following the recent release of her latest album, Brightest Blue , Ellie Goulding released the music video to its track, “Love I’m Given,” on Wednesday, August 19th. The video is a captivating visual accompaniment to the pop ballad full of powerful scenes. As the album art of Brightest Blue contrasts with gold and blue, the video follows suit. The video shows back-to-back scenes of Goulding stunning in a golden gown, and boxing in a blue-lit arena. Goulding explained that the video represents “the fight between the calm and the chaos.” The scenes of her boxing were shot in her local gym during the height of the shut down, and she has expressed before her passion for boxing and the sense of control it gives her. She explained the contrast between the flashy dress and her boxing attire was an attempt to highlight her feelings of being out of place in the fashion industry due to her athletic figure. She wrote on Instagram: “I've definitely been criticised by men and women for my athleticism and appearance because it challenges femininity and how I'm 'supposed to look' in this industry.” She explained that she wanted to challenge that idea with her music video - and accomplished it perfectly. Goulding released Brightest Blue back in July, and this was the first music video to accompany it. The release follows her announcement of “The Brightest Blue Experience,” a pay-per-view showcase of Goulding performing songs from Brightest Blue and from prior albums. You can watch the “Love I’m Given” video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sq0t8L8vE-k
The contrast between the glamorous dresses and the boxing ring comes after Ellie said she feels 'overlooked' by the fashion industry because she has an athletic figure. The singer took to her Instagram Stories on Tuesday evening to admit that she feels her appearance has been criticised by both men and women. The Love Me Like You Do hitmaker said that she feels her muscular physique 'challenges femininity' and the way that people are 'supposed to look' in her industry.