BY JASON OLIVA
Topping both Britain’s Critic’s Choice Awards and BBC’s “Sound of..” poll in 2010 (a feat only previously accomplished by Adele in 2008), Ellie Goulding ingrained herself as a commercial success before her debut Lights (2010) even hit stores. With a breathy soprano range, Goulding’s sensuously melodic vocals span a myriad of genres. The 25-year-old generated a ton of buzz with her debut’s title track “Lights” and now it seems that everyone wants a piece or two of the English songstress. In the past two years, Goulding has appeared in an array of remixes and collaborations while still finding time to birth Halcyon (2012), a synth/vocal/pop-driven medley of powerhouse indie sensuality.