Ellie Goulding

Shining light on Ellie Goulding

Shining light on Ellie Goulding

When the title song to Ellie Goulding’s first album, “Lights,” took off, reaching number two on “Billboard” magazine’s all-format Hot 100 chart (and topping four other charts) this past August, it created a situation that can have a daunting side effect for an artist — expectations for what comes next.