Ellie Goulding was drunk while recording some of her fans' favorite songs, she revealed in a new interview.
"I don't know many musicians who aren't fueled by something in the studio. Maybe it's an inhibition thing," she told The Guardian on Friday. "I've definitely written songs while I've been drunk that have resonated with people. My cover of 'Your Song' I probably did [while drunk], and 'Anything Can Happen.'"
The popular British singer, 33, has been open about her drinking in the past.
Last year, she told Fearne Cotton on her "Happy Place" podcast that she drank to be "more funny and interesting." Booze, she said, helped her traverse through life in the limelight. Prior to the interview, she also drank, she said.
"I would say, 'Right, I've got to drink this morning because I don't really know how to answer the questions, because I don't really know who I am any more,'" she explained.
"I had to be a fake person to deal with the surreal situation I was in," she continued. "Usually for me it involved alcohol. I assumed I couldn't be good enough, smart, funny, or crazy enough to be with certain people without it."
She has sought therapy to help with her drinking, she said, though she added that she's never been dependent on alcohol and never had a problem, noting she "could go months without a drink, too."