Ellie Goulding wasn’t just going to sit around and let Matty Healy undermine her success.
“The artists whose single streams are in the billions, people don’t buy their albums, necessarily… Ellie Goulding, people will listen to her music at the gym and they will listen to it on playlists,” he said.
“They’ll put the Pop playlist on and it will get out there,” he continued. “When it comes to her putting out a record, which is someone saying, ‘Will you invest in my lifestyle?’ or ‘Do you want to invest in me, as an idea?’… I have a lot of ‘Yes, I want to invest in you as an idea, and less, ‘I’ll pop this on when I’m doing whatever.’”
Goulding saw the shade, and took to her Instagram story to add a little clapback of her own. “I’ve had 3 multi platinum albums so I feel like people have been fairly invested but ok I’ll let you have it,” she wrote alongside a screenshot of Healy’s interview.
See her response below.
Ellie Goulding responds to Matt Healy of The 1975 after he suggested that people aren’t invested in her enough to listen to a full album:
“I’ve had 3 multi platinum albums so I feel like people have been fairly invested but ok I’ll let you have it.” pic.twitter.com/UUQROf4bUM
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) January 30, 2020