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CALVIN HARRIS – Outside (ft. Ellie Goulding)

| On 20, Nov 2014

Calvin Harris continued the build up to his new album release Motion by delivering this track, ‘Outside’, which features previous collaborator Ellie Goulding.

Outside’ was released on YouTube last month out of the blue and was called a surprise for fans by Calvin himself.

Consistency is crucial with Calvin Harris and The Forbes magazine’s highest paid DJ does what he does best and creates great sounding music with vocals from top stars around the world.

The track begins with similarities in sound to another new track ‘Blame’, which features John Newman. The track progresses smoothly with the ever so delicate and soothing vocals from Ellie Goulding playing a pivotal role. It becomes more upbeat with a sudden drop into a bigger and louder sound.

The format of the song remains the same throughout and late on we are introduced once more to Ellie Goulding, when the song has been stripped back temporarily. We are then led into the dance chorus/small drop, which could’ve done with slightly more energy to drive the song into its conclusion.

I am a big fan of Calvin Harris and enjoyed the track, but I wouldn’t say I was blown away by it. However with better tracks ‘Blame’, ‘Summer’ and ‘Slow Acid’, I can sense a lot of potential for his new album Motion.

Matt Friend

Review Overview

Matt Friend
6

Good

The track progresses smoothly with the ever so delicate and soothing vocals from Ellie Goulding playing a pivotal role.