Ellie Goulding turned down Clean Bandit collaboration


Ellie Goulding turned down a chance to collaborate with Clean Bandit.

Singer and cello player Grace Chatto, who performs in the British electronic group alongside brothers Jack and Luke Patterson, revealed she failed to convince the BRIT Award winner to work with them on a track.

“I have tried to get her to sing on one of our songs but she wasn’t into it,” she told British newspaper the Daily Star. “I’m obsessed with her voice, although at first I wasn’t into her music. But then Love Me Like You Do came out and I became obsessed.

“There is something really addictive about her voice.”

The 32-year-old also revealed that the band, who has previously teamed up with Demi Lovato, Jess Glynne and Zara Larsson, as well as bagging studio time with Elton John, are keen to work with more U.K. artists on their next collaboration.

“We’ve done another song with Anne-Marie that will probably be on our album. It’s really beautiful and is called Should Have Known Better,” Grace explained. “Now Jack (Patterson) is working on some music with Jess Glynne but that’s for her album I think.”

Even though she turned down the chance to work with Grammy Award-winning band Clean Bandit, Ellie isn’t ruling out collaborations altogether.

The 31-year-old has teamed up with rapper Sean Paul for her song Bad Love, which is set to appear on her upcoming fourth studio album.

“It’s very far away from my third album,” Ellie told the Daily Star. “I’ve always written my own stuff and I was missing that old side of me.”