Last week I posted Ellie Goulding's official debut single, "Under The Sheets," set to be released by Neon Gold. Here are a couple of covers she recorded before getting picked up by Neon Gold. Let me just say that this is a legit way to get attention. Something you working-on-it musicians ought to take note of. It could just be that I like covers, or that I've seen it happen many times before. But that's just my two cents.
From what I gathered, Ellie Goulding has covered Passion Pit's "Sleepyhead," Sam Sparro's "Black and Gold" and Bon Iver's "The Wolves (Act I and II)." The song selection itself speaks volumes about Ellie Goulding, not only as a musician, but also as a music fan. And I'm delighted to say that Ellie Goulding sounds just as comfortable covering one of her electro-pop peers as she sounds covering a cabin-dwelling Northwestern Wisconsinite, lo-fi layered vocals and all. Respect.