Released today (October 22nd) is Elton's John's new album, The Lockdown Sessions, featuring 16 collaborations recorded in isolation and under strict covid safety protocols during the pandemic.
The set features team-ups with Stevie Nicks,Eddie Vedder, Stevie Wonder, Miley Cyrus, Gorillaz,Young Thug and Nicki Minaj, Brandi Carlile, Dua Lipa,Yo-Yo Ma,Robert Trujillo,Chad Smith, and others.
There are few artists to have had as celebrated a career as Elton John. Despite that, he maintains that it's what's still to come that gives him the most excitement and pleasure regarding his work: "It's lovely to go and to look back, but I'm a person who looks forward; I'm more interested in what's going to happen next. I value the past and my career, and sometimes when I go back, I think, 'Oh, that's not band, that's pretty good' -- but I'm all about what's going to happen next. That keeps me on my toes and it keeps me young. It's always about tomorrow and not the past."
The tracklisting to 'The Lockdown Sessions' is:
"Cold Heart" (Pnau remix) - with Dua Lipa
"Always Love You" - with Young Thug and Nicki Minaj
"Learn To Fly" - with Surfaces
"After All" - with Charlie Puth
"Chosen Family" - with Rina Sawayama
"The Pink Phantom" - Gorillaz featuring Elton John and 6lack
"It's A Sin" - with Years & Years
"Nothing Else Matters" - Miley Cyrus featuring Watt, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Robert Trujillo and Chad Smith
"Orbit"- with SG Lewis
"Simple Things" - with Brandi Carlile
"Beauty In The Bones" - with Jimmie Allen
"One Of Me" - Lil Nas X featuring Elton John
"E-Ticket" - with Eddie Vedder
"Finish Line" - with Stevie Wonder
"Stolen Car" - with Stevie Nicks
"I'm Not Gonna Miss You" - with Glen Campbell
Here is one of my favorites, a beautiful duet with Charlie Puth: