Following our chat with Sophie Ellis-Bextor in issue 12, our exclusive interviews with new artists at the height of classic modern pop continues this issue with Ellie Goulding.

She tells us about the “wonderfully bizarre” world of touring with Katy Perry, her plans for UK festival dates this summer, the sideways change in direction from Halcyon to Lights to the as-yet-unnamed Album No. 3, and the upsides – and the downsides – of life at the celebrity end of modern pop.

Read more in Classic Pop issue 11, out now.