Ellie Goulding x BURNS – “Midas Touch” | New Music

artworks-000054809106-ppc7sn-original

Fresh from her new-found success in America, Ellie Goulding has teamed up with electronic producer BURNS to cover the 1986 classic soul number “Midas Touch”.

Removing the funk-infused groove of the original completely, BURNS transforms the track with low-frequency resonations, minimal drum beats, powerful synth washes and ominous vocal manipulations. Goulding adds her signature whispery vocal tone to the track, maintaining Midnight Star‘s original melody and thereby bringing it fully into the increasingly electronic and nocturnal sounds of 2013. “Midas Touch” is yet another example of Goulding’s versatility as a singer and is another promising production from BURNS. The song will be featured on Goulding’s August 26th Halcyon Days album re-issue. Take a listen below.