Elton John Becomes ‘A Session Musician Again’

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“The last thing I expected to do during lockdown was make an album,” said Elton. But here he is now, gearing up to release a full-scale music work with some of the biggest global stars in the industry. 

Elton John took to his social media on Tuesday(Aug 01) to share the announcement of an upcoming album that will see him collaborating with some of the biggest artists in the music industry. Titled ‘The Lockdown sessions’, the album will rope in Dua Lipa, Stevie Wonder,Lil Nas X, Stevie Nicks, Gorillaz and Miley Cyrus more.

“The last thing I expected to do during lockdown was make an album. But, as the pandemic went on, one‐off projects kept cropping up and I’ve ended with a selection of really interesting and diverse stuff that was completely different to anything I’m known for, stuff that took me out of my comfort zone into completely new territory. “ he shared.

“Some of the recording sessions had to be done remotely, via Zoom, which I’d obviously never done before. Some of the sessions were recorded under very stringent safety regulations: working with another artist, but separated by glass screens.”

” At the start of my career, in the late 60s, I worked as a session musician. Working with different artists during lockdown reminded me of that. I’d come full circle: I was a session musician again. And it was still a blast”, he added.

‘The Lockdown sessions’ releases on 22nd October and here’s the complete track list for the upcoming album;

The full ‘The Lockdown Sessions‘ tracklist is:

Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)
Elton John, Young Thug & Nicki Minaj – Always Love You
Surfaces feat. Elton John – Learn To Fly
Elton John & Charlie Puth – After All
Rina Sawayama & Elton John – Chosen Family
Gorillaz feat. Elton John & 6LACK – The Pink Phantom
Elton John & Years & Years – It’s a sin (global reach mix)
Miley Cyrus feat. WATT, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Robert Trujillo & Chad Smith – Nothing Else Matters
Elton John & SG Lewis – Orbit
Elton John & Brandi Carlile – Simple Things
Jimmie Allen & Elton John – Beauty In The Bones
Lil Nas X feat. Elton John – One Of Me
Elton John & Eddie Vedder – E-Ticket
Elton John & Stevie Wonder – Finish Line
Elton John & Stevie Nicks – Stolen Car
Glen Campbell & Elton John – I’m Not Gonna Miss You

-Ankitha

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