This time last year, Ellie Goulding's collaborators of choice appeared to be the John Lewis marketing department, having been chosen to damage her reputation as an interesting and potentially exciting new popstar with her cover of Elton John's 'Your Song'.
Fortunately, as we start 2012 it appears her taste in music colleagues has improved somewhat as her Skrillex (hotly tipped dubstep blahblah - as we're sure you're aware) collaboration 'Summit' goes to show.
As the closing track on Skrillex's insanely brilliant 'Bangarang' EP, 'Summit' is the quiet one that counters the noisy enormousness of tracks such as 'Right In' and 'The Devil's Den'. There's minimal Ellie on the track, truth be told (less than 30 seconds of unmixed vocals), but her newfound co-workers gives us hope that her second album will feature more danceable collaborations and less videos that feature Ellie in wellington boots and bobble hats.
Now, if only someone could have a word about the 'arty and moody' black and white press shots as well, that'd be brilliant.