Elton John: New ‘Lockdown Sessions’ Album 10/22, ft. Collaborations with Dua Lipa, Lil Nas X, Stevie Nicks, the Late Glen Campbell & More


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“The last thing I expected to do during lockdown was make an album,” said Sir Elton John in a social media post on Wednesday announcing precisely that: The Lockdown Sessions, a new album set for release by the legendary entertainer on Oct. 22.

His full post:

The last thing I expected to do during lockdown was make an album. But, as the pandemic went on, one‐off projects kept cropping up and I’ve ended with a selection of 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 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. 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 list of collaborators who joined Sir Elton for this project is eye-popping, as well, and includes Dua Lipa, Charie Puth, Surfaces, Gorillaz, Rina Sawayama, Miley Cyrus, Brandi Carlile, Lil Nas X, Eddie Vedder, Stevie Wonder, Stevie Nicks and more. A few of the songs made their way to the masses previously, and are included here as part of the album project.

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“Cold Heart (PNAU Remix),” the collaboration with Dua Lipa, premiered last month:

“Chosen Family,” Sawayama’s team-up with John, debuted in April:

“The Pink Phantom” with Gorillaz and 6LACK, arrived in October 2020:

The track listing:

1. Elton & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)
2. Elton, Young Thug & Nicki Minaj – Always Love You
3. Surfaces feat. Elton  – Learn To Fly
4. Elton & Charlie Puth – After All
5. Rina Sawayama & Elton – Chosen Family
6. Gorillaz feat. Elton & 6LACK – The Pink Phantom
7. Elton & Years & Years – It’s a sin
8. Miley Cyrus feat. WATT, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Robert Trujillo & Chad Smith – Nothing Else Matters
9. Elton & SG Lewis – Orbit
10. Elton & Brandi Carlile – Simple Things
11. Jimmie Allen & Elton – Beauty In The Bones
12. Lil Nas X feat. Elton – One Of Me
13. Elton & Eddie Vedder – E-Ticket
14. Elton & Stevie Wonder – Finish Line
15. Elton & Stevie Nicks – Stolen Car
16. Glen Campbell & Elton – I’m Not Gonna Miss You


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