Ellie Goulding vs Don Broco
By Sam Devotta |
May 4, 2016 at 1:00 PM
â€œOn My Mindâ€ Writers: Ellie Goulding, Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Ilya Salmanzadeh Original Release Date: September 17, 2015
If thereâ€™s one thing Ellie Goulding can do, itâ€™s write a catchy song. â€œOn My Mindâ€, the lead single from her third album, Delirium, is a perfect example.
The song is a little more electronic and a touch more R&B than the singerâ€™s usual fare, but itâ€™s still so easy to get it stuck in your head. Despite the repetition in the chorus, the verses are designed to make you think: who was actually at fault when this relationship fell apart? Some people think the song is Gouldingâ€™s response to Ed Sheeranâ€™s â€œDonâ€™tâ€â€”and, if it is, it gives us a whole different perspective on what went down between the two singers.
Don Broco took the poppy jam and made it their own. By covering it acoustically, they stripped away the electronic elements that made the original so addictive, and slowed it down, turning it into more of a crooning ballad. Rob Damianiâ€™s baritone gives the song more weight than Ellie Gouldingâ€™s breathy but impressive soprano, and drummer Matt Donnellyâ€™s alto provides a nice contrast in the chorus. This is the version youâ€™d listen to if you were staying in by yourself, while the original would be the soundtrack to heading out for a night of fun.