Ellie Goulding finds touring
Ellie Goulding doesn't love touring as much anymore.
The 'Burn' hitmaker admits being on the road constantly for the last seven years has left her feeling "emotionally and physically drained".
She said: "It's kind of got to that point where I really do need to separate myself from it for a bit. Music is everything to me, and I wouldn't be anywhere, wouldn't be where I am, without it. But I want to really enjoy as much of it as I can.
"And when it becomes such a stressful job - lack of sleep, late nights, early mornings, flying and traveling and worrying what's going to be said about you in the press, all that kind of stuff - I used to love it, and I've just realised that I'm not loving it as much anymore.
"It's very emotionally draining and physically draining. I've been touring nonstop for seven years, and I really just need to stop for a while, basically, in a word. Stop."
And the 29-year-old singer finds it difficult to get to sleep at night as things are "whirring around my brain as fast as a roller coaster".
She told the Tampa Bay Times newspaper: "I went to bed about 1, woke up at 3, and then was just wide awake. It's so frustrating. I've tried all the different techniques to try and sleep, but none of them work.
"It's too many things in my brain. It's like they're literally whirring around my brain as fast as a roller coaster, just constantly. And then it starts to shut off, and then I'll get a song in my head that I just can't stop. I have to complete the whole chorus. It's so annoying. I've just got one of those brains."