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The reunited boy band has quit playing games with our hearts: a new album is due in 2013.
After three decades together, the alt-rock group has announced an indefinite pause.
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More than a year after Britain's next big thing dropped her electro-pop single "Lights" in the U.S., it's finally reached Billboard's top tier--just in time for Goulding, 25, to put the finishing touches on her as-yet-untitled sophomore album, due out in October.
I heard "Lights" twice in my grocery store the other day. So clearly you've made it in America.
Really? I still get plenty freaked out hearing my own songs play.
Well, for some reason, I always miss my song on the radio when it plays. Other people catch it all the time. I never do. But one night, I was by myself in a hotel in L.A. trying to sleep, and people were partying downstairs. And I got woken up by loud music. It was "Lights."
Ha, that's great.
And then I got woken up again when they played the Bassnectar remix! I guess I tapped into my own music or something.
Last year you performed at the royal wedding. What was that like?
It was a really surreal, exciting, beautiful thing to do. I never thought in a million years I'd be playing my album tracks to the future King of England.
Did you meet William and Kate?
Yeah. We did a rehearsal at Buckingham Palace, so we saw them there. And they're really the sweetest, nicest, most wonderful couple. Real music lovers too.
Well, here's hoping you finally hear "Lights" on the radio.
I know! Maybe it'll be while I'm here in New York. I haven't been in the car in ages, though.
You should call and request it. "This is Ellie Goulding. I want you to play my song."
Maybe I will.
Signatures on an American Beverage Association petition against New York City's proposed ban on the sale of soft drinks larger than 16 oz. Meanwhile, some Big Soda ads proclaim, "This is about protecting our freedom of choice!"
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