Sir Elton John has been busy.
The singer just announced the release of his 32nd studio album aptly titled ‘The Lockdown Sessions’.
The singer recorded a collection of 16 collaborations — including talent such as Years & Years Dua Lipa, Lil Nas X and Stevie Wonder –while on lockdown.
‘The last thing I expected to do during lockdown was make an album. But, as the pandemic went on, one‐off projects kept cropping up,’ he said.
‘Some of the recording sessions had to be done remotely, via Zoom, which I’d obviously never done before.
‘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 realized 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.’