Ellie Goulding and Lauv’s collaborative effort, ‘Slow Grenade,’ is finally here

As the full release of Ellie Goulding‘s forthcoming album nears, the artist is continuing to release a steady stream of singles, much to the excitement of fans awaiting the LP’s full-fledged arrival. Brightest Blue is due July 17, and the latest single Goulding has released from the longform project is her collaborative effort with Lauv, “Slow Grenade.”

The single opens with strumming guitar, and a subtle backdrop builds the framework for Goulding and Lauv’s vocals to penetrate the listener. Both Goulding and Lauv have distinctly unique vocals, but their contributions synergistically weave together on the record.

Five years have followed Goulding’s last LP, Delirium, and her forthcoming body of work is for the most part a solo effort with only five of 17 singles featuring collaborators. “Slow Grenade” follows previous collaborative efforts including “Close to Me” with Diplo and Swae Lee, “Hate Me” with Juice WRLD, and “Worry About Me” with blackbear.

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