The star admitted that there are songs inspired by her relationship with Radio 1 DJ Greg James on her new record Halcyon.
''The last record I felt like I was singing about stuff like that and I thought it was really sincere but I listen back and I think, 'God that was really naive, that was nothing'," Goulding told The Sun.
"This time it's the real deal. There's stuff about Greg. I played it to him because I felt that was better than him hearing it randomly somewhere."
Goulding's new single 'Anything Could Happen' was released in the UK earlier this week. The star also made new track 'Explosions' available to download.
Goulding's second studio album Halcyon will be released in the UK on October 8.
Watch the music video for Ellie Goulding's 'Anything Could Happen' below: