Ellie Goulding performed a cover of Sting's "Fields of Gold" this week for Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family at the Commonwealth Day reception, leading us to believe that her recent breakup with longtime boyfriend Dougie Poynter could've influenced her emotional performance. Yes, Ellie Goulding is an exceptional singer and Sting's song is quite beautiful, but the split from the McFly bassist is leading to a hiatus from her career, and this is the first performance we've seen since she announced this news.
Saying that her performance this week was inspired or influenced in anyway by her breakup is pure conjecture. Just considering her recent announcement and how open she's been about her heartbreak, it seems like it's a major factor in her life that affects every performance she gives. And considering the subject matter of Sting's international hit song, it's difficult not to be emotional even without heartbreak in your life!
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 14, 2016
Speaking with The Sun earlier this week, Goulding announced her break from music.
"When you're in the public eye, it seems like you're able to deal with stuff better than anyone else, which is not remotely true," she explained. "I'm not in a relationship any more and that's been hard. Having a break will be a good thing for me and my head."
Her hiatus has yet to kick in, mainly because she's currently on tour in 2016 supporting her November 2015 release, Delirium.