Last night, we opened the doors to our brand-new LA studios with a live performance by none other than Ellie Goulding. The British pop singer performed tracks from her debut CD, Lights, and her new album, Halcyon, which is garnering both critical praise and lots of love from her fans. She sang stirring, stripped-down versions of songs including "Starry Eyed," "Lights," and my personal favorite, "My Blood," for the crowd, kicking off the first in what will be a series of PopSugar live music showcases. I had a chance to interview Ellie in between sets, and we talked about why growing up in the countryside helped her develop her unique sound, her upcoming collaborations with boyfriend and fellow artist Skrillex, and why writing Halcyon didn't go exactly as she'd planned.
If you missed last night's show, or just want to watch it again, not to worry: Ellie Goulding's live PopSugar performance and interview is replaying now. We're looking forward to bringing you more great performances like Ellie's in the future, so stay tuned for our next artist announcement. In the meantime, click through to see all the snaps from last night's bash.