LOS ANGELES (AP):
Elton John is releasing an album of collaborations with artistes from various generations and genres, like Nicki Minaj, Young Thug, Miley Cyrus, Lil Nas X, Stevie Nicks and Stevie Speculate.
The Lockdown Classes, a selection of 16 tracks that includes John with artistes from Dua Lipa to the late Glen Campbell, will be unveiled on October 22 by EMI Common, the label announced Wednesday.
The pandemic undertaking was spurred by John getting to pause his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in March 2020 and his Apple Songs chat exhibit Rocket Hour, through which he got to know several of the artistes he would perform with.
The tracks were recorded with the artistes distant from each and every other in some instances, and together, with basic safety precautions, in some others.
John claimed it pushed him into extremely unfamiliar musical territory, dipping into hip hop, place and digital dance music, occasionally in the exact song.
“I realised there was something weirdly common about functioning like this,” he explained in a statement asserting the album. “At the get started of my profession, in the late ‘60s, I worked as a session musician. Working with distinct artistes through lockdown reminded me of that. I’d arrive complete circle: I was a session musician once again. And it was continue to a blast.”
The opening keep track of with Dua Lipa, Cold Heart (PNAU Remix), was unveiled before this month.
John can take the guide on some of the tracks, together with duets with Brandi Carlile and Eddie Vedder, and is a highlighted guest on many others, together with formerly introduced recordings with Rina Sawayama and Surfaces.