The single “Love Me Like You Do” was released in 2015 on the soundtrack of “Fifty Shades of Grey”. It is an electropop song with a lot of emotion and energy. Ellie Goulding’s vocals on this track are particularly powerful, conveying her passion and intensity in a way that makes it incredibly hard not to get lost in the music. The lyrics explore themes of love and longing, as well as self-reflection. The song combines electronic elements with Goulding’s soulful vocal performance, creating a sound that is both catchy and melancholic at the same time.
Ellie Goulding has said about this song: “I wanted to write something that was strong and empowering, as well as something that my fans could relate to. I think ‘Love Me Like You Do’ speaks to everyone in a different way – it’s all about loving each other, no matter what.” This is certainly true of the song; its uplifting nature encourages us to look within ourselves and take courage in our own unique loves.
The music video for “Love Me Like You Do” is also noteworthy. Directed by Emil Nava, the visual features Ellie Goulding singing against an array of incredible backdrops, from a beautiful forest landscape to a flooded dreamscape. The juxtaposition between these natural settings and the emotions conveyed through Goulding’s performance make for an arresting viewing experience.
The lyrics of “Love Me Like You Do” are equally powerful. Written by Savan Kotecha, Tove Lo and Max Martin, they explore the different forms love can take; from breathless declarations of passion to moments of tenderness and understanding. The song is a reminder of how special it is when someone loves us for who we are and celebrates our uniqueness.