Today sees multiplatinum selling, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Ellie Gouldingrelease the video to her new track “Sixteen.” The nostalgic visuals directed by Tim Mattia [1975, Troye Sivan] see Ellie reflecting on her reckless teenage days. Switching between past and present, Ellie sits in a car reminiscing alongside her friend played by Watson Rose about their earlier years. Both Molly Gudz andEmily Venus act out the troublesome doings of Ellie and her friend as rebellious teenagers highlighting the innocence of youth.
Speaking about “Sixteen” Ellie explains, “I’m so excited to share “Sixteen” with everyone. That age was such a pivotal year for me in many ways and this song is so close to my heart. It takes me back to the reckless days of being a teenager and I hope it reminds us all about the innocence of youth.”
“Sixteen” has amassed over 3.8 million plays worldwide on Spotify already since its release on Friday. This follows Ellie’s incredible career to date which has seen her receive two Grammy Award nominations, a Golden Globe nomination, two BRIT Awards, sales of over 14 million albums and over 102 million singles and millions of Instagram followers. Ellie also recently released her song “In This Together” with Steven Price exclusively for Netflix’s “Our Planet,” the new nature documentary series with David Attenborough.
Ellie Goulding continues her work with the UN as a global ambassador and is involved in a number of other philanthropic ventures including being a patron of The Marylebone Project and fundraising for Streets Of London.