Ellie Goulding second album Halcyon due in October


Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding has announced details of her forthcoming second album Halcyon which will be released on 8 October.

The singer has confirmed the first single to be released from the album will be Anything Could Happen on 30 September.

Her debut album Lights, released in 2010, has sold more than 850,000 copies in the UK.

The singer topped the BBC's Sound Of 2010 and was given the critics choice award at the Brits.

The majority of the new album was recorded in the Hay Valley with producer Jim Elliot, who has worked with Kylie Minogue and Ladyhawke.

Goulding said: "This album for me is a journey from dark into light, from confusion to understanding. I didn't set out to write a break-up record but I think it became one."

Since releasing her debut Ellie Goulding has sold five million singles around the world.

Her single Lights has sold more than 2.5 million copies in the US.