Elton John Teases Britney Spears Duet Outside A Restaurant In France
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Last month, a collaboration rumors between Britney Spears and Elton John sparked up. This is not the first time that the famous icon worked with a Pop singer, but his most recent one was the “Cold Heart” with Dua Lipa which became successful.
Now, John previewed “Hold Me Closer,” his new collaborative song with Spears, by singing it over the recording outside a restaurant in France. The singer-songwriter posted a video of the performance Tuesday on Instagram. The clip, tagged at La Guerite in Cannes, opens with John introducing the track, he said:
“Britney Spears, Elton John — here we go.”
A DJ then plays the electro-pop cut. John sings his verses over pulsating synth-bass, building to a chorus where Spears handles the hook from his 1971 classic “Tiny Dancer.” Before the video ends, John teases the single to be released on Aug. 26.
He previously mentioned that date in a recent Instagram post featuring what appears to be the song’s artwork, which shows childhood photos of the two singers. It was reported that the song was Elton’s idea, and Britney is a huge fan of him.
The two have recorded a remix of “Tiny Dancer” as a full duet and was described as “incredible” both in sound and substance. In June, John performed — alongside Queen, Rod Stewart and Duran Duran — at Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Concert.
Meanwhile, his long-running Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, which continues on Sept. 7 in Toronto, is currently scheduled to run until 2023. Watch the fan-filmed video below.