Sep 01, 2021
By Christine Ross
Elton John is releasing an album of collaborations with artists from several generations and genres.
The Lockdown Sessions is a collection of 16 songs featuring John performing alongside Stevie Wonder, Stevie Nicks, the late Glen Campbell and many more.
It will be released on October 22nd.
The pandemic project was spurred in part by John having to pause his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in March 2020.
John explained the project in a statement:
“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.”