For the first time in 2017 Ellie Goulding has released a brand new single. The track's a collaboration between the British singer-songwriter and DJ Kygo. Yesterday Kygo posted the official audio of the song on his Vevo YouTube channel, and already it has been streamed over 3 million times.
The song "First Time" is the second single Kygo's released this year that he worked on with a pop singer. The other was "It Ain't Me," which features Selena Gomez. That single came out earlier this year, and it's going to be the lead single from his upcoming album.
Since "It Ain't Me" is the lead single from Kygo's still untitled forthcoming studio album, that means "First Time" is the second single. There's no official word on when the album will come out, or what other artists are featured on it. All that's really known is it'll come out sometime this year.
As for Ellie Goulding, she hasn't released a new single since last August. It was the song "Still Falling for You," which was featured on the soundtrack for the movie "Bridget Jones's Baby."
In terms of non-soundtrack music, Goulding's last album released was Delirium in fall 2015. Maybe this new single is a good sign that the "Love Me like You Do" singer is working on new material for a fourth album.