Elton John has teamed up with a few of his classic-rock peers and modern-day pop and hip-hop stars for a star-studded new album called The Lockdown Sessions.
Over the last year and a half, he has recorded 16 songs, 10 of them unreleased.
He started the project during his down time after his Farewell tour was postponed due to the pandemic.
During that time he collaborated with Stevie Nicks, Eddie Vedder, Stevie Wonder, Miley Cyrus, Dua Lipa and others. There’s even a song on the album where he sang with a recording of the late Glen Campbell called, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You.”
He said that some of the sessions were recorded via zoom and others were recorded under very stringent safety regulations where he would be separated with the other artist by glass.
He said, “The tracks I worked on were 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.”
Explaining how different this was, he said it was “weirdly familiar” because at the start of his career in the late 60’s he was a studio musician. He said, “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 Lockdown Sessions will come out on Oct. 22 on CD, cassette, and on vinyl as a double-LP.
- Elton John will release a new album called The Lockdown Sessions.
- He collaborated with Stevie Nicks, Eddie Vedder, Stevie Wonder, Miley Cyrus, Dua Lipa and others.
- It will come out on Oct. 22 on CD, cassette, and on vinyl as a double-LP.