Sir Elton John goes back to his ‘session musician’ roots on new album

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Sir Elton John says he has gone back to his “session musician” roots on his new lockdown album.

He teamed up with stars including Lil Nas X, Stevie Wonder and Miley Cyrus on the album called The Lockdown Sessions.

The 16 songs, which also feature Dua Lipa and Stevie Nicks, were all recorded remotely over the last 18 months.

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.

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