Vocal Range: C3 – F5 – G6
Vocal Fach: Light Lyric Soprano (3 Octaves and a perfect fifth)
Positives: An incredibly unique voice that only Goulding has. The head voice is where the voice finds its best qualities; in that register, the voice is nimble and able to move through complex melismas with ease, while even demonstrating operatic qualities (see Explosions and Intro (Delirium)). The notes can be plucked or connected smoothly, and demonstrate remarkable resonance. Her transitions from Chest to Head Voice and mastered with great accuracy (See Only You).
The low notes are very dark and thick, showing solid support throughout. The midrange belts are full. The voice carries a sweet and wispy timbre throughout all registers, making her voice very trademarked and recognizable.
Negatives: Her timbre can sound like a child’s, which is not to everyone’s taste. The voice can be nasal, and she can be seen curling her nose while singing. Belts at higher frequencies are very thin (See the F5 in Salt Skin), coarse and forgo mixing.
Ellie Goulding’s vocal range is approximately three octaves and a perfect fifth, spanning C3 – F5 – G6.
Ellie Goulding is a Light Lyric Soprano. She posses a very light and agile voice along with the weight and tessitura of a lyric soprano.
Her voice is too agile and nimble to be considered a soubrette.