Ellie Goulding's Halcyon hits shelves on Tuesday (October 9, 2012) and has its sights firmly fixed on the upper echelons of the Billboard chart. It seems domestic success isn't good enough for the Hereford born star and Goulding is likely to emulate the recent US success of British offerings from Mumford And Sons, and One Direction.
The majestic lead single from the record, Anything Could Happen, has already featured in a commercial for Beats By Dre and looks likely to chart high in the U.S. singles chart. However, in conversation with MTV News, Goulding revealed her more far-reaching ambitions for the track, "I'm hoping it will make people go out and propose to their girlfriend and do that holiday they never ended up doing," she said, adding, "I hope it will provoke positivity as opposed to making people really sad." Though her 2010 debut 'Lights' suggested Goulding would continue down the EDM path, the 25-year-old appears to have moved in a different direction with her sophomore effort, "I've got more influences and different influences.I think it's a different sound. It is kind of a bit more tribal, a bit more anthemic.
Goulding will begin a mini-tour of the United States and Canada in New York on October 11, 2012, before heading to the Sound Academy in Toronto (14th), the Troubador in Los Angeles (16th) and Amoeba Music (17th).