Elton John has an impressive list of artists featured on his just-announced new album!
Arriving on October 22 via EMI Records, The Lockdown Sessions features 16-tracks and a star-studded list of collaborations. The project includes collaborations with Dua Lipa, Young Thug, Nicki Minaj, Surfaces, Charlie Puth, Rina Sawayama, Gorillaz, 6LACK, Years & Years, Miley Cyrus, Yo-Yo Ma, Robert Trujillo, Chad Smith, SG Lewis, Brandi Carlile, Jimmie Allen, Lil Nas X, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Stevie Wonder, Stevie Nicks and Glen Campbell.
“The last thing I expected to do during lockdown was make an album,” John explained. “But, as the pandemic went on, one‐off projects kept cropping up. 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.
“But all 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. And I realized 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. 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.”
See the full track list and album art below.
The last thing I expected to do during lockdown was make an album but here it is. Thank you to everyone who came together to make it happen.
I can’t wait for you all to hear ‘The Lockdown Sessions’ when it’s released on 22 October, but for now, preorder it from today. pic.twitter.com/u8Qfvuk1Fk
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) September 1, 2021
The Lockdown Sessions Track List
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