Beating Heart Ellie Goulding
Song Title: Beating Heart
Artist: Ellie Goulding
Date of release: 9th of May 2014
Description: ” Beating Heart ” is by Ellie Goulding ( Elena Jane “Ellie” Goulding ), the English singer and songwriter. The song was written by Ellie Goulding and Joe Janiak. Joe co-wrote Britney Spears Billboard Hot 100 Chart hit single ” Make Me… “.
The song was produced by Greg Kurstin, the American producer and songwriter has worked with artists that have amassed sales in the region of 60 Million Albums Worldwide.
He co-wrote, produced and played many of the instruments on Adele’s single ” Hello “.
” Beating Heart ” was released on the 9th of May 2014 by record label Interscope ( Owned by the Universal Music Group ) and features on the soundtrack to the film Divergent.
Lyrically the song is about being separated from a loved one, Ellie told MTV News that it is about ” being away from someone or knowing that you’re always going to have to be apart from someone that you really love “. adding ” And it’s painful, but it’s hopeful because there’s always a chance that they’ll collide again like two people collide. Like the universe will bring them back together. I think the song is basically that. Sort of relying on the fact that if you’re meant to be drawn back together you will be “.
Originally the song was written by Joe Janiak in 2012 on a banjo, his inspiration for the song came when he was dropping off is girlfriend at London Airport, which is located in the Royal Docks in the London Borough of Newham. Ellie heard this version and reworked the original lyrics.
Two years later, on the 23rd of January it was confirmed that the song would be included on the soundtrack to the movie Divergent. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Veronica Roth.
The American science fiction action movie was a Number One box office hit with Worldwide takings in the region of 288 Million dollars, critics had mixed feelings about the movie though.
In an interview the movie’s director Neil Burger said of the inclusion of Ellie’s work ” We started working on the film with songs from Ellie Goulding’s album Halcyon and soon found that the texture of her music and the tone of her voice matched perfectly with our film “.
Ellie told Matt Lauer from the American morning television show Today that ” I had the song, and I performed it and recorded it, and I had given it to Greg Kurstin to produce it. I didn’t know they were gonna use it for the film, but actually, when I thought about it, I thought it was kind of perfect, and it really suited the whole theme “.
The accompanying music video was directed by Ben Newbury and produced by Black Dog Films. Ellie filmed the video for ” Beating Heart ” in a forest in the county of Surrey, England.
Dressed in a short black dress and sporting temporary swallow tattoos, she braved the cold to shoot the video which showed clips from the movie.
The song was a commercial success for Ellie. The song first appeared on the Canadian Hot 100 Chart at number 79 where it peaked.
In the United States it entered the Billboard Hot 100 Chart at number 98 and climbed to peak at 88, it spent 3 weeks on the chart there.
” Beating Heart ” entered the chart in the United Kingdom on the 7th of June 2014 and peaked at number 9. It spent 1 week in the top ten and a total of 4 weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 88
UK Highest Chart Position: 9
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 38, Belgium (Ultratip Flanders) 2, Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia) 7, Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100) 96, France (SNEP) 84, Ireland (IRMA) 8, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 20, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 11, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 56
Official Website: Elliegoulding.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/elliegoulding
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/EllieGoulding