Ellie Goulding Puts Her Twist On ‘River’ By Joni Mitchell

Ellie Goulding is doing justice to a classic song.

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Goulding shared her cover of “River” by Joni Mitchell Thursday on Twitter. The cover can be streamed exclusively on Amazon Music.

The English singer-songwriter does not try and reinvent the wheel with her cover. Goulding’s effort mostly stays true to the original in composition but has a slightly more restrained pace.

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The new cover comes on the same day that Goulding was confirmed to perform at the Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign launch on Thanksgiving Day. Goulding, 32, had threatened to pull out due to fan backlash over the charity’s LGBTQ stance.

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