Ellie Goulding Is Restless in ‘Figure 8′ Video
Ellie Goulding‘s second single from ‘Halcyon,’ ‘Figure 8,’ is an ode to a relationship gone awry — a common theme tying the record together. Her video reflects the chaotic feelings that arise during a tumultuous and hurtful affair.
We see Goulding being nearly literally smothered by her feelings, singing with a red sheet covering her entire face. She writhes around in agony in bed, levitates, lights up and moves things seemingly with her mind. If you can picture ‘Paranormal Activity,’ ‘Carrie’ and a really horrible breakup altogether, that’s what the clip will bring to mind.