Elton John Releases ‘The Lockdown Sessions’
A COLLECTION OF 16 SONGS, ALL ELTON JOHN COLLABORATIONS RECORDED IN LOCKDOWN WITH SOME OF THE BIGGEST, MOST EXCITING ARTISTS IN THE WORLD TODAY / FEATURING UK #1 SINGLE ‘COLD HEART (PNAU REMIX)’ WITH DUA LIPA
ALSO INCLUDING: BRANDI CARLILE, CHARLIE PUTH, EDDIE VEDDER, GORILLAZ, LIL NAS X, MILEY CYRUS, NICKI MINAJ, RINA SAWAYAMA, SG LEWIS, STEVIE NICKS, STEVIE WONDER, SURFACES, YEARS & YEARS, YOUNG THUG, AND MORE / OUT NOW ON THREE PHYSICAL FORMATS; CD, CASSETTE AND 2LP VINYL, PLUS DIGITAL FORMATS AVAILABLE BELOW
ELTON JOHN SETS NEW OFFICIAL UK CHART RECORD AS THE FIRST SOLO ARTIST TO SCORE A TOP 10 SINGLE IN SIX DIFFERENT DECADES / PRAISE FOR ‘THE LOCKDOWN SESSIONS’: ‘A JOY TO HEAR (ELTON) VENTURE OUTSIDE HIS COMFORT ZONE’ METRO
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22 OCTOBER 2021 (TORONTO, ON) - Elton John’s The Lockdown Sessions is released today and available to stream here: https://
In March 2020 Elton was forced to pause his record breaking Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour due to the unfolding COVID pandemic. As the world began to shut down, different projects presented themselves with artists Elton had enjoyed getting to know through his Apple Music show Rocket Hour. This was the beginning of one of Elton's boldest and most interesting records to date that he has billed The Lockdown Sessions. This album saw Elton coming full circle and returning to his roots as a session musician. While it was no easy feat recording during a pandemic, a completely new way of working for Elton, he leaned into the challenge with some magnificent results.
Kicking off with global hit single ‘Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)’with Dua Lipa, the album takes the listener on a heady journey through many different genres, all held together with expert finesse and understanding by one of the greatest champions of music of our time. Much more than a mere collaboration album, The Lockdown Sessions is a dazzlingly diverse collection of 16 tracks with 10 brand new unreleased tracks that celebrates togetherness and sees Elton collaborating with an unparalleled range of artists only he could draw together. The enduring influence of his musical milestone with one of the most ambitious projects ever conceived. An unprecedented 20+ artists feature spanning an unbelievably vast range of genres, generations, cultures, continents and more, each contributing a unique style to the album that is sure to hold its place amongst one of pop and rock’s greatest songbooks.
Just last week, Elton set a new record as the only solo artist in Official UK Chart history to score a Top 10 single in six different decades. An unparalleled career that has forever changed the cultural landscape, Elton John’s collaborations with Bernie Taupin and others continue to shape the cultural landscape, break records, top charts and win new fans across the generations. We’ve had the book, the film, the farewell tour, the fashion collections and the greatest hits. And now with The Lockdown Sessions out now on digital formats, fans can enter Elton’s new world which is no doubt another fitting addition to his oeuvre.
Source Universal Music Canada
October 22, 2021 9:15am ET by Pressparty