The idea of armour for protection is obvious here. Elly Jackson said she wants to feel safe and put up her defences. What some may not realize is that it is really about the impending end to a relationship.
My Score: 5.5
Probably my least favorite La Roux song. I think it is boring and does not have a strong beat to support it.
Many of the tracks on Lights are bleak tales of love gone bad, but on this song English singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding finally gets her man. "It's quite uplifting," she explained to Spinner UK. "It's about wanting to run to someone, and this time the guy wants the same thing, and wanted me, which is quite rare. Some people think the salt skin in the title is from tears, but it's actually about sweating. If you go to the gym or out for a run, you get salty skin from sweating. So Salt Skin is just a sign that I've been running, which is my favourite thing to do, and in this case, running toward someone special."
My Score: 10
I am pissed off! What the hell happended here? Amazing song, one of my favorites. Definitely the best Goulding track. I love the somber verses and then it builds up towards the end. I can feel the emotion. What a disappointing position. I would have put it top 5.