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Famous singer Elton John will release his new album on October 19

Luis Rafael
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In the next album " The Lockdown Sessions ", the British artist Elton John surrounds himself with contemporary stars, such as Stevie Wonder or Stevie Nicks; but also from rappers like Young Thug, Nicki Minaj to even the electronic music star “SG Lewis”.

The renowned 74-year-old British singer continues to be enthusiastic about music, but especially with the new generations, from Nicki Minaj to Dupa Lipa, passing through Young Thug.

Famous singer Elton John will release his new album on October 19
Famous singer Elton John will release his new album on October 19.

The first song of "The Lockdown Sessions" will be performed with Dua Lipa

His new collection, which comes out this Friday " The Lockdown Sessions," has been made with the efforts of a host of extremely talented artists. This may be one of the best-crafted projects of the British artist.

The first track will be a performance with award-winning British Albanian-born artist Dua Lipa, with whom he signs Cold Heart, which entered the top ten hit singles list.

Elton John has discovered how to rank 33 hits on the "P 10" of the British charts in over sixty years, against some other musical artist.

Who will be the stars that will be part of this collection?

In The Lockdown Sessions, Elton John will be collaborating with the greatest exponents of music and great legends of his time such as Stevie Wonder or Stevie Nicks. But in addition to rappers like Young Thug, 6LACK, Nicki Minaj or the star of electronic music, SG Lewis.

"I've learned a lot from all of them, and at my age, learning the best of artists is the best conceivable gift," Elton John clarified in an interactive discussion with columnists from around the world in late September.

A couple of days after this meeting, the British star had to be hospitalized for a hip accident.

Sir Elton says he was amazed by the "freestyles" of the rappers he worked with during those encounters, sometimes via video conference.

"Possibly he felt threatened"

"SG Lewis had first proposed something very 'eltonjohniano', he says with a chuckle, "Possibly he felt threatened or hesitated to attack me. Then, at that moment, we ended up reaching what we were looking for ", mentions the interpreter who has sold more than 300 million records.

The Lockdown Sessions brings together melodies formed for its collection, but also for the collections of other specialists, such as Gorillaz or even The Metallica Blacklist, the collection of recognition to the hard rock band after the 30th commemoration of the Black Album.

This new album reminds Elton of his golden age

The Fantastic Captain, as Elton John nicknamed himself after one of his incredible collections from the 70s, admits that he is amused by the possibility of remembering his days as a "studio artist."

Like when he played with the Hollies, a British reunion of the 60s, at the well-known Abbey Road studios in London.

After all this time, he actually considers himself a music bulimic. He has appeared on webcasts on Apple Music, DJing and commenting on the music as if he were a musical genius.

In addition, Elton John has recently wanted to work with Billie Eilish: "I have been in awe, it is glorious to see a flower grow into an especially wonderful tree, yet right now she is charting her own path."