Ellie Goulding reveals new direction for second album

20/09/11

Ellie Goulding at London Fashion Week.

Ellie Goulding has told Newsbeat her forthcoming second album will take a new musical direction.

She said: "I feel like I'll jinx it if I talk about it, but it's definitely different.

"I've been recording in America. I've been there quite a lot because I've been touring.

"I'll be back [in the UK] soon and I'm just looking forward to the new album coming out now."

The 24-year-old also commented on X Factor contestant Janet Devlin, who has been widely compared to Goulding since her initial audition was broadcast last month.

"I thought she was really sweet, but I don't think she sounds like me. I think I'm the only one with that opinion though," she said.

"She's very sweet and very pretty, I hope she does really well."

Devlin's audition now has more than 2.5 million views on YouTube.

Goulding's previous album, Lights, went to number one in the UK album chart last year.

She's had hits in the UK with Starry Eyed and Guns and Horses, but her most successful single to date was last year, when her cover of Elton John's Your Song reached number two in the singles chart.