Ellie Goulding announced on twitter that she is taking a much needed break from music but you can catch the singer on the April 2016 cover of Seventeen magazine. On the cover which was shoot by Eric Ray Davidson, she sleeveless center front zipper piece which was complimented with a beautiful beauty look. In the issue, she talks why it is important for her music to send a positive message, her dark teen years, building confidence and more. Continue below to read an excerpt from her interview. For more on Ellie's feature, visit Seventeen.com and pick up a copy on newsstand on March 15th.
'I don't want girls to get to my age and feel like they're not pretty enough, not thin enough, or they're not good enough for something or someone. I'm naturally compassionate — that's something I really like about myself. I always consider other people before myself, and I think that's what I try to do with my music. I want to write lyrics that girls can relate to. I'm a girl; I know how hard it is… If girls are anything like me when I was a teenager, then I want them to know everything is going to be okay.'