When you release an album as successful as Ellie Goulding’s ‘Halcyon’, you’re going to find yourself moving in some seriously important circles.

In the two years since releasing her second record, the UK star has become close pals with stars such as Lorde and Taylor Swift – who she now cites as influences as she works on album number three.

We caught up with Ellie to discuss work on her next release, and how to go about following up the record that took her from homegrown singer to global pop superstar.