Ellie Goulding returned to Late Show With Steven Colbert on Monday to perform her new single, “Flux” after making her debut on the show in March to perform “Close to Me.”
“‘Flux’ is a song that I wrote entirely from the heart that seemed to capture how I felt about not ever being able to let go of a past love, even though it was over for a reason,” Goulding said in a statement about the song that accompanied its video. “I feel like I am in a constant state of change and upheaval and it makes me unable to root myself and get over things easily.
“On this record I found myself taking inspiration from different relationships and stages in my life,” she continued. “The past two years have been the first time I’ve really been able to confront my survival techniques throughout my work – to be able to reflect on how being on tour nonstop, performing, and having to be ‘OK’ all the time affected me as a human being and how it took its toll on my relationships.” — Rolling Stone
Way to go, Ellie.