Ellie Goulding: “Like A Saviour” (First Reactions)

Happy NMF! It’s Friday, February 3, 2023, and this week’s spotlight music pick goes to none other than pop musician, Ellie Goulding and her new single, “Like A Saviour.” Here below are my first reactions to the track plus official music video!! Enjoy!

Philip's Music Corner Presents: Ellie Goulding "Like A Saviour" (First Reactions) | February 3, 2023
Released 2.3.23 via Polydor Records

“Like A Saviour” by Ellie Goulding

Lyrics: https://genius.com/Ellie-goulding-like-a-saviour-lyrics

0:15 🏜 – We see Goulding lying down on the sand looking like she’s in despair about something.

0:35 🏳 – The background dancers seem to portray some past negative thoughts. The twisting bodies contort to illustrate the struggles one might face in life in regard to relationship commitment, singlehood status, or a combo of both.

0:45 👯‍♂️👯‍♀️ – Props to the elegant choreography involved in this scene. Very expressive to watch it all unfold before my eyes.

1:05 💞 – The dancers slowly rise up in unison to capture that euphoric feeling of finding your first love or a new love in life!

1:20 🙏 – Ellie rises up from the sandy ground too. She’s looking confident in herself for finding new love. This person she’s addressing the song to has saved her life. If you too can relate to finding your savior, this song will speak volumes for you! Definitely a song you don’t want to miss out on!! #playandrepeat

2:25 ☀ ✨ – I love the transition in the sky. It goes from dusk to darkness. The stars are shining brightly onto your soul. May you embrace this newfound happiness and emotional security in life!

2:40 🧘‍♀️ – Strong yoga flow poses here. Add the tune to your future yoga playlists today!

3:25 🎤 – By this point, the commanding chorus will get stuck in your head! The Grammy-nominated singer’s vocals hit all the right notes for me! How about you? Comment below!

3:35 💙 – I sense this single will make it to mainstream radio soon. It could be her next biggest hit on the levels of “Love Me Like You Do.” Looking forward to hearing more songs from her new album, Higher From Heaven which is slated for release on March 24th! Click here to get her new merch and to pre-order the CD. A total of 16 songs (including this one) will appear on the deluxe edition of the album. Are you excited!?!


What The Artist Said:

She shared a little insight as to how this song was born. See below:

Final Thoughts:

Overall, the song has an epic dance beat to it. Love the synthesizers, flutes & drums! The verses are freeing and comforting. Perfect for listeners who want to be in love, and stay in love for the rest of their lives. Let your anxieties melt away and…


Thanks for reading this week’s NMF spotlight post! I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I did. Comment below with your first thoughts and feelings!

Reminder! Be sure to tune into this year’s telecast of the Grammy Awards (the 65th edition) this Sunday on CBS 8pm/7c. Expect a lot of cool performances and iconic moments!

‘Til next time, stay safe and happy listening!