Fitting perfectly in the company of previous covers such as fun. and Gotye, British songstress Ellie Goulding is one of the year’s hottest music makers (and chart-toppers). Her hit song “Lights” has overtaken radio airwaves and topped multiple Billboard charts, and her music has been covered and parodied all across the Web. Her new album Halcyon releases on Oct. 9, and it’s clear this is only the beginning for the young singer.
Along with Goulding, this new issue features many readers' favorites, including Sleigh Bells, Two Door Cinema Club, The Avett Brothers, Emeli Sandé, and Olly Murs, in addition to musicians you've told us were important to you--Gary Clark Jr. and A Fine Frenzy among them. We also talk to actors Tyler James Williams, Charlie Weber and John Krasinski, of NBC’s new show Go On, MTV’s upcoming Underemployed and the long-running comedy The Office, respectively.