Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding team up for the infectious dance anthem “I Need Your Love.”
Calvin Harris has already proven he’s a valuable collab partner to any female pop star (please see: Rihanna’s “We Found Love“), and now he’s teaming up with UK songstress Ellie Goulding on the new track “I Need Your Love.” (Hmmm…what a strikingly similar title to Rihanna’s jam. Just saying!) And as luck would have it (ie a brilliant move by the record labels), Goulding and Harris each have brand-new albums coming out this month — Ellie’s Halcyon will be released in the U.S. on Oct. 9, and Calvin’s 18 Months drops on Oct. 29. Needless to say, “I Need Your Love” is the ideal jam to get us appropriately revved about both upcoming releases.
Listen to Calvin Harris’ “I Need Your Love,” featuring Ellie Goulding after the jump.
As one might expect from a Calvin Harris tune, “I Need Your Love” is set to an infectious, futuristic, synth-laden track that’ll sound great both up in da club as well as with Ellie Goulding’s slightly more indie fanbase. Ellie’s ethereal vocals are layered, making them sound loud enough to rise above Calvin’s track and deliver the song’s universally significant lyrics (because everyone’s got a crush, right?): “I need your love, I need your time/ When everything’s wrong, you make it right/ I feel so high, I come alive/ I need to be free with you tonight.” Not quite “We Found Love,” but we’re 100 percent down with it anyway. You know we need some indie tracks to even out all the Rihanna. Balance, guys!
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