Ellie Goulding shows unrequited love

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Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding's new video for her single 'Figure 8' is inspired by the "desperation" and "heartbreaking" nature of unrequited love.

Ellie Goulding wants to show the "desperation of unrequited love" in her new video.

The 25-year-old singer wanted a performance-driven clip to showcase her latest single 'Figure 8', but thinks the track still has "hopeful" elements to it as well.

She said: "I kind of just wanted to put into one video the desperation of unrequited love; I didn't want to do anything that conceptual, I just wanted to do something just, you now, very performance [driven] and try to get across as much as possible how horrible, how heartbreaking, how desperate and hopeless it is.

"But there's also a bit in it where I say 'lovers hold on,' so there's a little hopeful element to it as well."

Despite previously splitting with Skrillex after a year of dating, Ellie - who recorded 'Bittersweet' for the 'Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II' soundtrack with him - plans to work with the producer again in the future.

She added to MTV News: "I think we'd like to do some more stuff together, if we get a chance.

"We're both still big fans of each other, and nothing changes that, so, if we get a chance, we will."

Ellie Goulding

Wispy folktronica from girl-of-the-moment Goulding who took home the 2014 Brit award for British female solo artist.

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