Platinum selling, multi-award winning singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding and Diplo have revealed the video for 'Close to Me' ft Swae Lee. The official video stars both Ellie and Swae Lee and pairs the addictive superstar collaboration with a romantic new visual shot on location in Budapest, Hungary.
Merging the traditional with the innovative - the video for 'Close to Me' partners picturesque landscapes with vibrant colours and directional silhouettes. Launched two weeks ago as Annie Mac's Hottest Record in the World, 'Close To Me' is averaging 1.1 million streams a day totalling 20 million streams on Spotify alone.
The collaborative new release is the first new music from Ellie Goulding since her 2015 album 'Delirium' which saw her global hit single 'Love Me Like You Do' viewed over 1.8 billion times. Ellie's incredible career to date has seen her take home two BRIT Awards, selling over 14 million albums and 102 million singles, amass 13 billion streams worldwide and garner 14 million Instagram followers. Diplo is a Grammy Award winning artist who has already delivered two huge global hits this year with LSD (Labrinth, Sia & Diplo) and Silk City. As part of Major Lazer, Diplo has become a multi-platinum selling artist with over 15 million track sales and billions of video views across the world whilst also continuing to run his record label Mad Decent and collaborating with superstars across the globe. Swae Lee is one half of the platinum selling, GRAMMY nominated, hip/hop duo Rae Sremmurd. Working closely with super producer Mike WiLL Made It and brother Slim Jxmmi, the Tupelo, MS native released Sr3mm in May of 2018. The release followed SremmLife and SremmLife 2 which featured the platinum singles "No Flex Zone," "No Type" and "Black Beatles," ft. Gucci Mane which spent 7 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Swae has also worked with Beyoncé on the single "Formation," and French Montana on the single "Unforgettable."
Goulding continues her work with the UN as a global ambassador and is involved in a number of other philanthropic ventures including being a patron of The Marylebone Project and fundraising for Streets Of London. Tickets for 2018's Streets of London event are on sale on Friday 16th November - the event will see Ellie joined by Dua Lipa, Bastille, Sigrid, Mabel, Grace Carter, Jax Jones, Dermot Kennedy and many more at Wembley SSE Arena on 20th December.