Calvin Harris: What he loves most about working with Ellie Goulding

"I always want the same thing and only she can do it."

Calvin Harris has revealed what he loves most about working with Ellie Goulding.

In an interview with Zane Lowe and Apple Music 1's "New Music Daily," Calvin Harris talked about his new song "Miracle" featuring Ellie Goulding, which was released on Friday, March 10, and the fact that this time he chose a more uptempo sound inspired by his early days in the trance scene.

"Miracle" is the third collaboration between Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding and follows "I Need Your Love" (2013) and "Outside" (2014), which have accumulated 5 billion views and streams to date.

Calvin Harris explained to Apple Music why he loves working with Ellie Goulding.

“I mean, with her… I feel like I always want the same thing. I think that's something that only she can do, the only person that's around right now, and she's not doing it right now, but I thought, "oh, come on and maybe I'll try it?". And apparently he does it in an hour, two hours,” he said.

“She makes it and then goes home. And I'm thinking, well, that was obviously too easy for you, but it's pure gold, the best voice I've heard in years in a dance song," he emphasized.

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“So I don't know. I definitely have very specific likes and dislikes about music and artists. And one of my favorites is Ellie Goulding's angelic voice," he added.

"She is one of a kind. You're not going to find that in anyone else. "Ellie can do so many different things, for me, that's my absolute favorite and only she can do that, in my opinion," he said.

Calvin Harris also opened up about his decision to return to trance music for his collaboration with Ellie Goulding on 'Miracle'.

“I've never done that before. I've done, I've done more trance stuff before, but I've never done a song with such a fast tempo. "When I started making music, I was 14," he recalled.

“When I was 14. It was 1998 and '98, '99, 2000, 2001 was for me the era of trance and house that shaped me. So what I usually did was take pieces of that music and put them in a new context," he continued.

“But this time I thought maybe I'd try to recreate something that could have come from back then. The only thing that I think makes it not sound like it's from 1996 is the kick drum, because the kick drum is pretty loud. It's more like a 909. It's pretty heavy," Calvin Harris explained.