LOS ANGELES – Elton John is releasing an album of collaborations with artists from several generations and genres, which includes Nicki Minaj, Young Thug, Miley Cyrus, Lil Nas X, Stevie Nicks and Stevie Marvel.
“The Lockdown Classes,” a assortment of 16 songs that includes John with artists from Dua Lipa to the late Glen Campbell, will be produced on Oct. 22 by Interscope Records, the label introduced Wednesday.
The pandemic venture was spurred by John owning to pause his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour in March 2020, and by his Apple Audio talk demonstrate “Rocket Hour,” by means of which he acquired to know several of the artists he would function with.
The tracks ended up recorded with the artists remote from each individual other in some circumstances, jointly with protection safeguards in other individuals.
John mentioned it pushed him into very unfamiliar musical territory, dipping into hip-hop, place and digital dance music, sometimes in the very same song.
“I realised there was a thing weirdly acquainted about working like this,” he reported in a statement announcing the album. “At the commence of my job, in the late 60s, I worked as a session musician. Doing work with different artists throughout lockdown reminded me of that. I’d come total circle: I was a session musician yet again. And it was still a blast.”
The opening observe with Dua Lipa, “Cold Coronary heart (PNAU Remix),” was produced before this thirty day period.
John usually takes the guide on some of the tracks, including duets with Brandi Carlile and Eddie Vedder, and is a showcased guest on other folks, together with formerly unveiled recordings with Rina Sawayama and Surfaces.
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