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Ellie Goulding 'Something in the Way You Move' Brings Generic Pop to 'Delirium' [REVIEW]

by Carolyn Menyes   Oct 9, 2015 17:14 PM EDT

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Ellie Goulding is a little less than a month away from the release of her new album Delirium and she's continuing to roll out new music ahead of the due date. On Friday (Oct. 9), she followed up the release of "On My Mind" with "Something in the Way You Move."

And, no, it's not a cover of The Beatles' classic "Something." That would have been far more interesting.

"But tonight I'm gonna lose it all / Playing with fire, I was the first to fall / Heart is sinking like a cannonball / Baby, kill it, what you waiting for? / Something in the way you move / There's something in the way you do it," she sings in the pre-chorus and chorus.

For "Something in the Way You Move," Goulding continues her teased pop experiment. What seems to be missing, however, is that element of mystery and wonder that helped make Goulding a star in the first place. Simply put, "Something in the Way You Move" is just generic pop music.

While there's that sort of signature Goulding airy atmosphere all over this song, there's no real hook to latch on to. And, the sort of "you look good while you're dancing" lyric is so played out that there's not anything interesting to distinguish this song from something that Carly Rae Jepsen or Selena Gomez would release - and they've both already done the dance song better in 2015.

"Something in the Way You Move" is the third track on Goulding's new album Delirium. The record is due to be released on Nov. 6.

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