Ellie Goulding has a new interview with The Sun and she talks about her relationship with Skrillex, her wholesome image, her new album, and how she used to have panic attacks.
Talking about her wholesome image, she says, "I guess I was made out to be a really good role model. Sensible, girly, flowery, and blonde--but that wasn't me. There's definitely something switched in me that I don't like to wear bright colors. I instinctively dress a bit tougher because I've spent a lot of time in the U.S. and I realized there was a certain image projected of me here."
She also talks about how she used to have panic attacks, saying, “There were times when I felt like I was having a heart attack. I'd have a numb arm, a very strange lump in my throat and a really hot chest, like my heart was on fire. I had to take Diazepam, but I fund it debilitating. I couldn't do anything, so I had cognitive behavioral therapy instead and that actually really worked."
She adds that her relationship with musician Skrillex doesn’t have anything to do with drugs or peer pressure, saying, "I read someone comparing our relationship to when Kylie met Michael Hutchence but it's not like that--drugs, etc.--it's absolutely not that. I'm sensible enough now to not be so easily influenced by someone."
Finally, she adds that her voice definitely drives most of her new album, saying, “I think my voice drives a lot of it. I sing in different ways and techniques and really honed in on how I wanted my voice to sound."