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Ellie Goulding 'writes explicitly'

Ellie Goulding loves that her music has "helped fans through heavy stuff."

The 25-year-old British singer-and-songwriter released her second album Halcyon last month.

Ellie is currently dating Grammy Award-winning dubstep producer Skrillex and had a high-profile relationship with BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James in the past.

The star is intrigued by the public's interest in her romantic affairs.

"I feel like everyone's really fascinated by my love life for some reason. I think it's because I write so explicitly about stuff. It's just how I've always been, really, with lyrics and being really honest," Ellie told MTV News.

"I get girls writing to me saying I've really helped them through stuff, and it makes me feel incredible. You know, serious, heavy stuff. And that, to me, I feel is one of my biggest achievements. So maybe that's the source of why people are so interested in who I am, in fact, with, or dating, whatever."

Ellie did draw from her private life for Halcyon inspiration.

Since her music is very emotional, the musician accepts that she will be asked many questions about her inner world.

"It was definitely inspired by things that happened in my personal life last year that I find hard to explain," she said.

"That's why it's so hard for me to do an interview and be like, 'I don't want to talk about it,' because it relates so much to what I do, but yeah, it's kind of about mix of different things."

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