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Ellie Goulding - "Under the Sheets" (video)

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Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009

We posted a free download of this song earlier this month, and now there’s a shimmery video for everyone to enjoy. “Under the Sheets” has so many well-worn trappings of pop music that might otherwise be boring—the extra oomph leading up to the second chorus, the gang-singing breakdown—but the chirpy production and Ellie’s transcendent voice reaffirm these tropes’ manipulative intent: to build anticipation, to swell the emotions, to lead us around, rapt and tense, until, at long last, catharsis.


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