Ellie Goulding writes "honest songs" and worries about the consequences afterwards.
The 28-year-old singer would rather pen tracks packed with emotion and deal with the repercussions at a later date than create meaningless content that doesn't reach out to her fans and fails to connect with them on a personal level.
Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine, she said: "It can be quite daunting writing songs that are so personal, but I don't even think about it. I don't think about the consequences until after. That's what I do: I write very honest songs and deal with the consequences afterwards."
The blonde beauty's track 'Two Years Ago' - taken from her third album 'Delirium' - was inspired by her boyfriend Dougie Poynter, but she has admitted the McFly bassist isn't bothered about her writing songs about him because he's so proud of her and her music.
She explained: "Weirdly, my boyfriend is so incredibly understanding. He won't even think about the lyrics - he'll just be like, 'This is a great song.' This album, I'm writing about past people and past situations.
"Some guys might get strange with that - maybe I would - but it's in the past, and he's very good about being in the present. I wrote this song 'The Greatest,' and it says, 'Don't let the past dictate the way you play it now.' "