Elton John’s ‘The Lockdown Sessions’ Features Collaborations with Lil Nas X, Nicki Minaj, OIly Alexander, and More

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Elton John’s just dropped his new album, The Lockdown Sessions, Friday, featuring 16 song collaborations recorded over the course of the pandemic.


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The star-studded lineup includes collaborations with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Miley Cyrus, Stevie Nicks, Charlie Puth, Nicki Minaj, Lil Nas X, Olly Alexander, and the late Glenn Campbell.


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In March 2020 Elton was forced to pause his record breaking Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour due to the unfolding COVID pandemic. As the world began to shut down, different projects presented themselves with artists Elton had enjoyed getting to know through his Apple Music show Rocket Hour. This was the beginning of one of Elton’s boldest and most interesting records to date that he has billed The Lockdown Sessions. This album saw Elton coming full circle and returning to his roots as a session musician. While it was no easy feat recording during a pandemic, a completely new way of working for Elton, he leaned into the challenge with some magnificent results.

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Kicking off with global hit single “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)” with Dua Lipa, the album takes the listener on a heady journey through many different genres, all held together with expert finesse and understanding by one of the greatest champions of music of our time.
The Lockdown Sessions is a diverse collection of 16 tracks with 10 brand new unreleased tracks that celebrates togetherness and sees Elton collaborating with an unparalleled range of artists only he could draw together. The enduring influence of his musical milestone with one of the most ambitious projects ever conceived. An unprecedented 20+ artists feature spanning an unbelievably vast range of genres, generations, cultures, continents and more, each contributing a unique style to the album that is sure to hold its place amongst one of pop and rock’s greatest songbooks.
@lilnasxwhat’s your favorite song from my new album montero?!?? 🦋♬ ONE OF ME (feat. Elton John) – Lil Nas X

Just last week, Elton set a new record as the only solo artist in Official UK Chart history to score a Top 10 single in six different decades.

An unparalleled career that has forever changed the cultural landscape, Elton John’s collaborations with Bernie Taupin and others continue to shape the cultural landscape, break records, top charts and win new fans across the generations. We’ve had the book, the film, the farewell tour, the fashion collections and the greatest hits.

And now with The Lockdown Sessions out now on digital formats, fans can enter Elton’s new world which is no doubt another fitting addition to his oeuvre.

The album can be streamed here.