Ellie Goulding has had a steady rise over the past few years, from her breakout single "Lights" to her shimmering Fifty Shades of Grey smash, "Love Me Like You Do." So when the 28-year-old began work on her third LP, she had plans to make an even bigger-sounding album, writing songs with hitmaker Max Martin (*NSYNC, Britney Spears) and his protégée, Swedish singer-songwriter Laleh. "I've never worked with him before, but we really connected," Goulding says of Martin.

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As Ellie Goulding's North American tour heats up, we sit down with her for a minute - read the interview here.

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((FC: Ellie Goulding)) My name is Octavia, and I am the brains behind Better Living Industries. I created the system, and I still continue to control it from behind the scenes. My motive is to help the people create a better world, but my plan is being crushed by the Killjoys.

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No one can tell the future. But you can make your dreams come true. Prediction I will make team USA one day!

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