Elton John releases new album, talks collaboration with The Weeknd

Elton John releases new album, talks collaboration with The Weeknd

The star's much-anticipated album is officially out and he has revealed that he worked with The Weeknd on a song last year. 

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The wait is finally over! 

Elton John's much-awaited album 'The Lockdown Sessions' came out today, 22 October. 

The album has over 20 featured artists. Some of them include; Stevie Wonder, Miley Cyrus, Stevie Nicks, and the late Glenn Campbell. 

It has 16 songs including 10 new ones. 

The first single to be released from the album, 'Cold Heart', made it to the top spot of the UK Charts. 

Elton is the only solo artist in Official UK Chart history to score a Top 10 single in six different decades. 

READ: Elton John makes history with another U.K. chart record

Working with The Weeknd

Elton John and The Weeknd recently hooked up and made magic together. 

The two stars were at the home studio of popstar Charlie Puth. 

This was revealed by Elton John in an interview with The Guardian. 

The 'Cold Heart' hitmaker says he was in Los Angeles when the pandemic began in 2020. 

WATCH: Elton John to release album recorded under lockdown

He says soon after that, he found himself making music at the studio. 

Not only did he do a song for Texas group, Surfaces, but he also got to work with the incredibly talented The Weeknd. 

“I went in the studio and wrote something with the Weeknd when I was there,” Elton told The Guardian. 

However, he says he is not sure whether The Weeknd will release the song. 

 “Whether he’ll release it or not, I don’t know," said Elton. 

He also revealed that he is fascinated by The Weeknd's writing process. 

"It was fascinating to see the way he works. I write songs from start to finish, I’m old-fashioned; these people take bits of melodies and make a collage. Songwriting doesn’t have to be the same old form of songwriting,” he said. 

READ: Elton John celebrates 50 years of success

Image courtesy of Instagram/ @Eltonjohn

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