After taking some time away from the spotlight to welcome her first child, Ellie Goulding has stepped back in with a brand new single, “Easy Lover,” featuring Big Sean.
LISTEN NOW: Ellie Goulding chats new music and parenting with Audacy’s Mike Adam.
The situation is perfect in more ways than one as the pair not only create magic on the track, but Goulding has been able to offer up some advice for Big Sean who recently revealed he and wife, Jhene Aiko, are expecting their first child.
“I think I wasn’t that helpful, I just kept saying ‘it’s really so crazy!’” She told Audacy’s Mike Adam, laughing. “You can just tell he’s going to be an amazing dad. He’s so lovely and so sweet and so cool as well — annoyingly cool. His next album is going to be so good!”
Goulding waited a long time to collab with the “annoyingly cool” rapper sharing she had the song “Easy Lover” for years before getting to release it alongside the perfect partner.
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“It’s been a long time coming,” she shared. “We’ve wanted to work together for a while and finally, [we did]! I’ve had it [the song] for ages, but it stood the test of time, I think.”
She continued, “I think everyone figured it was the sound of now, so it kind of made sense. But maybe at the time I’d written it, it wasn’t the sound of then. I don’t know if there was a trap phase or something going on at the time but yeah, it seemed right for now.”
Hear more about the collab and Ellie’s parenting advice by listening to her full interview with Adam above.