What are you waiting for? Go ahead a push repeat on Ellie Goulding's brand new song "Love Me Like You Do." Unfortunately, it’s not the lead sample from an all-original LP, but it’ll do for now. The glorious pop track - penned by Ilya, Tove Lo, Savan Kotecha, Max Martin and Ali Payami; and produced by Payami and Martin - is lifted from the upcoming 50 Shades of Grey soundtrack and could easily become the song of the summer.
"Love Me Like You Do" is expected to hit all major digital retailers (including iTunes and Amazon) on Thurs. (Jan. 8). Much like Goulding’s last full-length Halcyon Days, the song sits in her sweet spot of rhythmic-dance pop, electronic and bubblegum. She succinctly blends the genres into her perfectly sun-baked sound, while delivering a powerful, searing emotion. It simply does not sound like only a soundtrack entry. It has enough stamina to become a smash on the Hot 100 on its own merits.
Such wonderful feedback to LMLYD. Real video will be a few days https://t.co/9DYjvXxo9B— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) January 7, 2015
50 Shades of Grey is based on the E.L. James best-selling novel and stars Dakota Johnson (as Anastasia Steele) and hunky Jamie Dornan (as the domineering executive Christian Grey). It hits theaters all across the country this Valentine’s Day.