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Ellie Goulding releases music video for River, which was shot at Dungeness on Romney Marsh

The new music video by Ellie Goulding which was filmed in Kent comes with an environmental message.

River, which was shot at Dungeness on Romney Marsh, was released by the popstar this week and has already reached 303,137 views on Youtube.

Ellie has now tweeted about her time filming at Dungeness. Photo credit: River music video by Ellie Goulding
Ellie has now tweeted about her time filming at Dungeness. Photo credit: River music video by Ellie Goulding

Ellie, a former University of Kent student, was spotted filming the video near the landmark sound mirrors last month.

The concrete structures were established in the First World War as an early warning system to detect enemy aircraft.

Ellie's River is a cover of Joni Mitchell's Christmas classic.

And with its release comes a strong political message - to stop the spread of single use plastic, such as bottled drinks.

In the video, volunteers are seen on the shingle beach and in kayaks collecting litter from land and sea.

Volunteers are seen collecting litter on the beach. Photo credit: River music video by Ellie Goulding
Volunteers are seen collecting litter on the beach. Photo credit: River music video by Ellie Goulding

They then come together to create something from the waste - a Christmas tree.

Ellie has now tweeted about her fears for the planet after coming across so much rubbish along the coast.

She said: "Shooting the video in Dungeness was beautiful but a timely reminder that every single piece of plastic ever made is still on this planet.

"Plastic stuff is everywhere and our coastlines are suffering horrendously.

"It's a material that will last for hundreds of years so we need to have a plan."

Singer Ellie is seen near the sound mirrors on the Marsh. Photo credit: River music video by Ellie Goulding
Singer Ellie is seen near the sound mirrors on the Marsh. Photo credit: River music video by Ellie Goulding

She also revealed that the recycled Christmas tree produced in the video has been donated to a Marsh school.

Ellie added: "We wanted to show something different and to incorporate a different type of Christmas message while creating something reusable and beautiful.

"I’m so happy that it will live on at the village prep school, hopefully visiting many more schools to come.

"I hope you all like the video."

Ellie, a Brit-award winning artist, attended the University of Kent in Canterbury for two years, before leaving after meeting her future manager.

She returned to the university in July to receive an honorary degree.

The Love Me Like You Do hit-maker is preparing for her upcoming fourth studio album release.

She is the latest celebrity to visit Romney Marsh, after Ed Sheeran was seen in a fish-and-chip shop in October.

The county appears to becoming an increasingly popular destination for film makers with 27 big budget movies being shot locally.

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