Ellie Goulding


It may seem at times as though her songs are buried beneath production gimmicks, but this British singer is still a strong songwriter underneath it all, and occasionally she excavates bare acoustic renditions that hold up nicely. That makes everything feel a lot more sensitive, but with the ornamentation in place, songs that might otherwise collapse into weepy lamentations are given a kick in the pants and dragged out to the club by pulsing 808s.

Wed., March 12, 8 p.m.; Thu., March 13, 8 p.m., 2014

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on March 5, 2014

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