Album: Halcyon (2012)
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  • Many of the songs on Halcyon are based on Goulding's break-up in late 2011 from her former partner, BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James. She explained to The Mail On Sunday: "My new album is about heartbreak. Once I thought it would be less about those issues, but unfortunately it's not. I think girls will be able to relate to it. I can fall in love in a simple way, but I can dissect it in such an intense fashion when it ends. If it's possible, I'm way more honest on this album. Although it's positive and anthemic, there's a doom-laden happiness to some of the album's tracks. One, 'Joy', has the lyric, 'I've realised the joy is not in your arms, I know I'll always ache with an empty heart.' Sometimes I'd look at the lyrics I was coming up with and realise that I had all this sadness inside me."


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