Girl on Fire: Ellie Goulding can do heartache like the best of them, but her musical range owes itself to her idol and guide, Bjork.
“Everything made sense to me when I heard her,” she says of Björk, a subject on which she is positively ecstatic. “My love of classical music, my love of electronic music, my love of pop music, even my heavy metal phase through ‘Army of Me’—all of it came together through Björk. ‘Big Time Sensuality’? There you have it. There’s everything in that song. It made me think, Fuck, this is what I’m going to do.”