Elton John announces new album full of star-studded collabs with Dua Lipa, Lil Nas X, Nicki Minaj, more


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Recently the famous American singer Elton John declared the 16-track record indicating that creating an album was “the last thing” he expected to do during the lockdown.

Elton John’s new album stars unions with Dua Lipa, Young Thug, Nicki Minaj, Charlie Puth, Rina Sawayama, Gorillaz, Years & Years, Miley Cyrus, Brandi Carlile, Lil Nas X, Stevie Wonder, Stevie Nicks and Glen Campbell.

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This album was an effort that was recorded over the last 18 months, even during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Lockdown period will take John fans on a “heady journey through many different genres”, with 10 brand new unreleased tracks and six fans will be familiar with.

In a declaration, the singer explains “one-off projects” with other artists kept coming to be throughout the pandemic until he had an album’s worth of material.

“Some of the recording sessions had to be done remotely, via Zoom, which I’d never done before,” he said.

He added, “Some of the sessions were recorded under very stringent safety regulations: working with another artist but separated by glass screens.”

“But all the tracks I worked on were truly fascinating and different, stuff that was completely unique to anything I’m known for, stuff that took me out of my comfort zone into completely new territory.”

“And I realised there was something weirdly familiar about working like this. At the start of my career, in the late ’60s, I worked as a session musician.”

He concluded by saying, “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.”

The album will star John’s collaboration with British pop pioneer Rina Sawayama, which was initially published earlier this year. The song, named “Chosen Family”, proclaims the LGBT+ community’s capacity to build their own families with friends.

The Lockdown Sessions will also star “One of Us”, a collaboration with Lil Nas X. The song will also be available on Lil Nas’s debut album Montero, which will be published on 17 September

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