When it comes to the extraordinary, Elton John feels right at home.
So goes his latest opus, The Lockdown Sessions, an eclectic blend of mega-collabs and unprecedented genre studies. The 16-track project was released on October 22nd via Mercury Records.
From the piano-driven ballad "Always Love You" with Young Thug and Nicki Minaj to the rock 'n' roll anthem "E-Ticket" with Eddie Vedder, The Lockdown Sessions manages to foil the banality of quarantine with a steady supply of surprising sounds. And, in Rocket Man's signature style, each track is chock full of drama, bringing just the right amount of camp.
Also featured on the project are a number of dance and electronica artists. "Orbit" with SG Lewis is an ode to the swirls and twirls of classic disco, while "It's a sin - global reach mix" with Years & Years flies high as a tribute to the 1987 Pet Shop Boys original. John also teamed up with Surfaces for "Learn To Fly," which involved the artist's first Zoom recording experience.
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The 16-track album features a number of artists off Rocket Man's bucket list of collaborators, including Eddie Vedder and Brandi Carlile.