Top 40 sensation Ellie Goulding has publicly announced through UK media of the news that she will be leaving music for an extended period of time, upon the conclusion of her current tour promoting her latest LP Delirium.
In a recent interview with UK publication The Sun, Goulding cited a recent breakup and personal issues as spurring the break, maintaining “When you’re in the public eye, it seems like you’re able to deal with stuff better than anyone else, which is not remotely true. I’m not in a relationship anymore and that’s been hard. Having a break will be a good thing for me and my head.”
“I’m not writing new stuff. I’m not sure when I’ll release a new album. It might not even be next year. I need time off for my own head. My plan is to have a month off in August and do more of my charity stuff and then next year I need to live a bit. Who knows? My situation has changed.”
She was quick to dispel any rumours of a permanent retirement, silencing the clickbait crowd that saturates much of the journalism industry, whom prior to this quickly took to penning articles headlined but outlandish claims that she’s retiring.
I am not quitting music, I've come too far for that! Just having a break. It's been seven years since I had time off…. Love you all
— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) March 10, 2016
Meanwhile, in response to the news of her understandable hiatus, scientists have reportedly been scrambling around trying to determine who will now be forced to take her place on the soundtrack of the sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey that will undoubtedly happen. Rumours have circulated that
lizard king music industry mogul Simon Cowell has formed a supergroup consisting of Scott Stapp, Michael Bolton, Air Supply, and a can of mixed vegetables. Now whilst these rumours most likely aren’t true, seeing as I just made it up, it still retains just as much credibility as sensationalizing the news that an artist is merely taking a break to focus on her personal life. Here’s looking at you most media outlets!