Ellie Goulding and Diplo have teamed up for a sure radio hit “Close To Me” featuring Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd. This is the singer’s first original track since 2016 and she sounds as amazing as ever.


While Diplo is undoubtedly the mastermind behind this addictive beat, Ellie and Rae find their stride together with a catchy duet. There’s just the right amount of that nostalgic sound from the singer, matched with the current twist Rae Sremmurd brings. It’s one of those tracks you can’t get out of your head for hours, maybe days after you hear it — so we’ve included the lyrics for you to follow along.

Ellie opened up about the new single with Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1, “We always wanted to work together on something but we couldn’t figure out what. This was the perfect track for him and he was really in love with it. So we got together on it and then we tried to find, basically, the perfect kind of companion with me for it.”

Diplo also teamed up with Ellie back when Major Lazer and her put out “Powerful” in 2014. That song was featured on the group’s 2015 album Peace Is The Mission.

Listen to “Close To Me” right here and let us know what you think!

Ellie Goulding x Diplo – “Close To Me” (feat. Swae Lee)

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Lyrics

[Verse 1: Ellie Goulding]
Even though we both know we’re liars and we start each other’s fires
We just know that we’ll be alright
Even though we’re kicked out the party ’cause we both hate everybody
We’re the ones they wanna be like

[Pre-Chorus: Ellie Goulding]
So don’t let me down
Keep me in trouble
Born to be wild
Out in the jungle

[Chorus: Ellie Goulding & Swae Lee]
And I don’t wanna be somebody without your body
Close to me
And if it wasn’t you, I wouldn’t want anybody
Close to me (Yeah, yeah)
‘Cause I’m an animal, animal-al
Like animal, like you
And I don’t wanna be somebody without your body
Close to me (Woo)

[Verse 2: Swae Lee]
You can never come too close for comfort
I had to cut my bitch off, she bein’ stubborn (Stubborn)
I make it known I fuck with you, not undercover (‘Cover)
And when I jump in, I’m burnin’ rubber (Yeah, skrrt)
Iced out body, didn’t go to college (Yeah, yeah)
Price tag poppin’, then you on a private (Then you on a)
Don’t say “Sorry,” everyone’s watchin’ (Everyone)
When you’re where I am, everything’s timeless (Yeah, yeah)

[Chorus: Ellie Goulding & Swae Lee]
And I don’t wanna be somebody without your body
Close to me
And if it wasn’t you, I wouldn’t want anybody
Close to me (Yeah, yeah)
‘Cause I’m an animal, animal-al
Like animal, like you
And I don’t wanna be somebody without your body
Close to me (Yee)
Close to me

[Break: Ellie Goulding & Swae Lee]
Close to me (Woo)
Yeah

[Bridge: Ellie Goulding]
Animal, animal-al
Like animal, like you

[Chorus: Ellie Goulding & Swae Lee]
And I don’t wanna be somebody without your body (Yeah)
Close to me
And if it wasn’t you, I wouldn’t want anybody
Close to me (Yeah, yeah)
Because I’m an animal, animal-al
Like animal, like you
And I don’t wanna be somebody without your body
Close to me
Close to me

 

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