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Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding "Outside" Review: "I Need Your Love" Duo Reunite for Spacey Breakup Anthem [LISTEN]

 

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Calvin Harris is continuing is steady rollout of music from his new album Motion, and today (Oct. 20), the "Summer" DJ released his latest collaboration with spacey British pop star Ellie Goulding, the hoppy new single "Outside."

The song itself is a light blend, and fans of Harris' brand of EDM pop music will likely find comfort in this starry break up anthem. There's something that works so well about Harris' string effect synth beats and Goulding's whispered ethereal voice. We've heard it before in "I Need Your Love" and it's back here again in full force for yet another magical combination.

"Outside" begins with a twinkle of synthetic beats that set the stage for the dramatic yet hopeful pop track. Though the music twinkles enough on its own, Goulding's voice really is what completes the contemplative track.

"Look at what you've done / Stand still, falling away from me / When it takes so long / Fire's out what do you want to be / Not I'm holding on / Myself was never enough for me," Goulding sings at the beginning of the song before finding inner strength later.

Though the initial parts of the song are soft, the dance track soon explodes into a layered work of dance pop, adding to the song's sense of confidence.

Listen to Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding's new single "Outside" below:

"Outside" is the fifth released single from Harris' new album Motion and follows the release and promotion of "Under Control," "Summer," "Blame" and "Slow Acid." Motion will be released on Nov. 4 in the United States.

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