Ellie Goulding Covers Paper November 2012

Posted Friday October 12, 2012 6:47 PM GMT

After releasing her second studio album "Halcyon" earlier this month, Ellie Goulding garnered herself some added exposure by covering the November 2012 issue of Paper magazine.

The 25-year-old singer looked stunning in a Miu Miu dress for the Jacqueline Di Milia shot front page while opening up about her album and her broken relationship with her father.

A few highlights from Miss Goulding's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Paper!

On not liking photo shoots:
"I know for a fact that there are certain angles of my face I don't like, but I'd rather someone see lots of different things that I do with my face than one pose."

On not holding back when writing her songs:
"This album is really about coping with loss. I don't really hold back when it comes to emotional stuff. I'm very explicit, very honest and very open and I can't help but write quite sad songs. It just happens. I do try writing happy songs but every single song has a downside."

On her broken relationship with her father:
"I have no idea who he is really, as a person. It just feels like a missing piece. It's sad. It's like something that could have been really awesome came to nothing. I think that's something I question a lot, and it's had a big effect on my record as well. [But it's helped] being able to write songs that explain so much.It's like, 'OK, there it is written out and I get to sing it every night. That is probably daunting to a lot of people but I find it really reassuring and comforting because I'm not alone anymore, you know?"

Photo Credit: Jacqueline Di Milia for Paper