Category: CONTEMPORARY COMMERCIAL
Composer: Ellie Goulding, Adam Wiles, and Calvin Harris
Arranger: Ben Bram
Minnesota State University Moorhead
R&R Chair Contemporary Commercial
Available hard copy and e-print
I Need Your Love is a beautiful octavo for pop a cappella groups.The solo is in a lovely part of the tessitura for treble voices, and with the influence of the original vocalist, Ellie Goulding, it provides an opportunity for young voices to explore popular music in a healthy, comfortable approach. The choral lines flourish to seven parts under the chorus, but only four under the verse.
This octavo is typical of the pop a cappella movement, with the melody being entirely in the solo line, and the choral parts functioning as the accompaniment. This provides an opportunity to work on balance with a vocal line outside the choral texture.