Sir Elton John has uncovered he has been collaborating with other significant music stars during the pandemic to record a special lockdown album.
Sir Elton worked with specialists from a few ages and types, including Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, Stevie Nicks, Stevie Wonder and Dua Lipa.
The Lockdown Sessions is expected to be released on October 22 by EMI Universal, the mark reported on Thursday morning.
The pandemic project was prodded by John stopping his ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour in March 2020, and by his Apple Music television show Rocket Hour, through which he became acquainted with a significant number of the artists he would work with for the album.
The tracks were recorded with the artists remote from one another sometimes or together, with security safety measures, when health orders permitted.
Sir Elton said it pushed him into unfamiliar musical territory, plunging into hip-hop, country and electronic dance music, sometimes in the same song.
“I realised there was something weirdly familiar about working like this,” he said in a statement announcing the album.
“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.”
The opening track with Dua Lipa, Cold Heart (PNAU Remix), was released recently.