Intro (Delirium)

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  • The introductory track to Ellie Goulding's Delirium album, the songstress penned this instrumental with her guitarist and pianist Chris Ketley and record engineer Joe Kearns.
  • Ellie Goulding's previous album, Halcyon, describes two-and-a-half tumultuous years in her life, while Delirium is more of an upbeat affair now she's in a far more happy place.

    'Delirium,' meaning wild excitement or ecstasy, was originally a Latin word from the verb 'deliare' ('deviate; be deranged') The literal meaning is 'deviate from the furrow' from 'de' ('away') and 'lira' ('a ridge between furrows').

    Other artists that have penned songs with the word 'delirium' in the title include ones by Ladyhawke, Coheed and Cambria, Motion City Soundtrack, MGMT and Yes.
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