Ellie Goulding has teamed up with Grammy-winning producer Diplo and rapper/singer (one half of Rae Sremmurd) Swae Lee for their new single ‘Close To Me’, which is now available through Polydor Records. You can hear the track below.
The highly infectious new collaboration is the first new music from Ellie Goulding since her platinum-selling 2015 album Delirium which saw her global hit single ‘Love Me Like You Do’ viewed over 1.8 billion times. Delirium also spawned two further UK Top 20 hits courtesy of ‘On My Mind’ and ‘Army’. Ellie Goulding’s career to date has seen her take home two BRIT Awards, sell over 14 million albums and 102 million singles, amass 13 billion streams worldwide and garner 14 million Instagram followers.
Diplo is a multi-platinum artist, DJ and producer who has already delivered two huge global hits this year with LSD (his collaboration with Labrinth and Sia) and Silk City (with Mark Ronson). Also creator of Major Lazer, Diplo is a multi-platinum selling artist with over 15 million track sales and billions of video views across the world whilst also collaborating with and producing for superstars across the globe.
Swae Lee is one half of the platinum selling, Grammy-nominated, hip/hop duo Rae Sremmurd. Working closely with super producer Mike WiLL Made It and brother Slim Jxmmi, the Tupelo, MS native released Sr3mm in May of 2018. The release followed SremmLife and SremmLife 2 which featured the platinum singles ‘No Flex Zone’,’No Type’ and ‘Black Beatles,’ ft. Gucci Mane which spent 7 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Swae has also worked with Beyoncé on the single ‘Formation,’ and French Montana on the single “Unforgettable.”
In addition to her musical career, Ellie Goulding continues her work with the UN as a global ambassador and is involved in a number of other philanthropic ventures including being a patron of The Marylebone Project and fundraising for Streets Of London.