Elton John To Release Album Recorded Under Lockdown

Elton John said on Wednesday that he is to release an album of songs recorded during lockdown when he made music with stars including Stevie Wonder while observing social distancing.

The 74-year-old British singer said in a video on Instagram that The Lockdown Sessions album grew out of a series of one-off collaborations with musicians including Gorillaz, Miley Cyrus and Wonder.


Elton John announces a new album, “The Lockdown Sessions”.


“Never in a million years did I think this was going to be a year where I put an album out,” said the star, who spent lockdown in Los Angeles and England.

Some of the recordings were made “under very stringent safety regulations: working with another artist, but separated by glass screens”, he said.

“To have fun during lockdown is a privilege,” he said.

The album will be released in October, said John, who is currently on a long-running farewell tour set to run till 2023.


The tracklist for “The Lockdown Sessions”

1. Elton John & Dua Lipa – “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)”

2. Elton John, Young Thug & Nicki Minaj – “Always Love You”

3. Surfaces feat. Elton John – “Learn To Fly”

4. Elton John & Charlie Puth – “After All”

5. Rina Sawayama & Elton John – “Chosen Family”

6. Gorillaz feat. Elton John & 6LACK – “The Pink Phantom”

7. Elton John & Years & Years – It’s a sin (global reach mix)

8. Miley Cyrus feat. WATT, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Robert Trujillo & Chad Smith – “Nothing Else Matters”

9. Elton John & SG Lewis – “Orbit”

10. Elton John & Brandi Carlile – “Simple Things”

11. Jimmie Allen & Elton John – “Beauty In The Bones”

12. Lil Nas X feat. Elton John – “One Of Me”

13. Elton John & Eddie Vedder – “E-Ticket”

14. Elton John & Stevie Wonder – “Finish Line”

15. Elton John & Stevie Nicks – “Stolen Car”

16. Glen Campbell & Elton John – “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”


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