#tbt “Hanging On” by Ellie Goulding
Back in 2012 (so it’s not that much of a #tbt), Ellie Goulding recorded a cover of Active Child’s “Hanging On” for her album, Halcyon. And then a few months later she release a remix featuring Tinie Tempah. Okay history lesson over with.
It’s a really nice remix, as the combination of Ellie and Tinie is actually pretty sublime and magical to the ear. We’re so used to Ellie’s pixie-like voice, a voice that has this ethereal feeling to it, and her soft lyrics typically keep to the realm of love and wishing. But when you combine her with the raw and fast words of Tinie Tempah, set to a futuristic electronic backdrop, you get this explosive aural pleasure.
"Hanging On" embodies wistful rumination and loss, but it sounds pleasant. So we have all these juxtapositions that make Ellie’s cover on point. 10/10 would recommend. You can also check out the remixes that were featured in the God of War: Ascension trailer and in the film Divergent.