Ellie Goulding is in a state of “Flux” on new ballad

“I feel like I am in a constant state of change and upheaval.”

Ellie Goulding has released “Flux,” a bittersweet ballad that explores the complexities of residual love.

The emotional track, which Goulding co-wrote with Joe Kearns and Jim Eliot, features sustained piano chords, dramatic strings and soaring vocals from Goulding. “And I’m still in love with the idea of loving you / It’s a state of flux, but it’s not enough,” she sings.

“‘Flux’ is a song that I wrote entirely from the heart that seemed to capture how I felt about not ever being able to let go of a past love, even though it was over for a reason,” Goulding said in a statement. “I feel like I am in a constant state of change and upheaval, and it makes me unable to root myself and get over things easily.”

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“Flux” is the second cut from Goulding’s upcoming LP, having previously released the Billboard Hot 100 hit “Close to Me” with Diplo and Swae Lee. She is also featured on a recent Clean Bandit single, “Mama.”

Watch the video for “Flux” below:

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