When the pandemic put just about everything on pause, Sir Elton John inspired everyone with creativity, collaboration and connection.
Pushing the boundaries with Sir Elton’s own music, the genre-defining result is The Lockdown Sessions featuring collaborations with more than 20 of the world’s most loved and respected artists including Dua Lipa, Lil Nas X, Ed Sheeran, Charlie Puth, Gorillaz, and Rina Sawayama as well as Eddie Vedder, Stevie Wonder and Stevie Nicks.
Sir Elton John says: “Some of the recording sessions had to be done remotely, via Zoom, which I’d obviously never done before… all the tracks I worked on were really interesting and diverse, stuff that was completely different to anything I’m known for and 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.”