Sir Elton John says he has gone back to his “session musician” roots on his new lockdown album.
The star said making a new album was “the last thing” he expected to do during lockdown.
He added: “Some of the recording sessions had to be done remotely, via Zoom, which I’d obviously never done before.
“Some of the sessions were recorded under very stringent safety regulations: working with another artist, but separated by glass screens.
“But all the tracks I worked on were really interesting and diverse, stuff that was completely different to anything I’m known for, stuff that took me out of my comfort zone into completely new territory.
“And I realised there was something weirdly familiar about working like this. At the start of my career, in the late 60s, I worked as a session musician.
“Working with different artists during lockdown reminded me of that. I’d come full circle: I was a session musician again. And it was still a blast.”
The Lockdown Sessions will be released on October 22.