"The Writer" is a song by English recording artist Ellie Goulding from her debut album, Lights (2010). It was released as the album's fourth and final (not including the Bright Lights re-release) single on 8 August 2010.
Ellie Goulding told Sky Songs that "The Writer" is "the most personal and emotional song I've written yet", adding, "It's about how you'd do anything and change absolutely everything about yourself if necessary, just to be noticed by this one person."
UK charts Edit
"The Writer" debuted at number 101 on the UK Singles Chart for the week ending 24 July 2010, entering the top 100 at number sixty-eight the following week. In its fifth week on the chart, the single peaked at number nineteen with 12,446 copies sold.
July 9, 2010
Director(s): Chris Cottam
The music video for "The Writer" was directed by Chris Cottam and filmed at Happisburgh Lighthouse in Happisburgh, Norfolk in June 2010. It was uploaded onto Goulding's official YouTube channel on 9 July 2010. The video shows Goulding walking around a field and exploring Happisburgh Lighthouse. It also includes in-studio sequences of her in front of a bright screen, giving the impression that she is in front of the actual light of the lighthouse.
- ↑ Knight, David (14 July 2010). "Ellie Goulding's The Writer by Chris Cottam". Promo News. http://www.promonews.tv/videos/2010/07/14/ellie-goulding’s-writer-chris-cottam. Retrieved 20 November 2010.
- ↑ "Ellie Cam June 2010". YouTube. 1 July 2010. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK4z-J1HAZk. Retrieved 3 July 2010.
- ↑ "Ellie Goulding : The Writer". YouTube. 9 July 2010. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK4z-J1HAZk. Retrieved 23 October 2010.