Elton John and Britney Spears, the highly anticipated duet ‘Hold Me Closer’ out – Listen

The song is available worldwide on all streaming platforms

Today Elton John and Britney Spears publish their highly anticipated collaboration, ‘Hold Me Closer‘. The song is available worldwide on all streaming platforms. Two of the most iconic artists of all time reunited for the first time in one song. The seeds of collaboration were sown in 2014, when the two first met at the 22nd Annual Elton John Aids Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party. A subsequent 2015 tweet from Spears professing her love for Elton’s 1971 classic ‘Tiny Dancer’ sparked the idea of ​​collaborating with Elton, and the stars finally aligned this summer.

After hearing the first version of the single in the early summer, Elton John knew that Britney’s instantly recognizable voice was the perfect touch to bring the song to life. Contacted directly, Britney immediately accepted and the result, ‘Hold me Closer’, promises to be the song of the summer. The release of ‘Hold Me Closer’ also marks Britney Spears’ first musical novelty since 2016. ” I am absolutely thrilled to have had the chance to work with Britney Spears – says Elton John – she is truly an icon, one of the most great pop stars of all time and in this song she is extraordinary. I love her very much and am happy with what we have created together. ”

” I was very honored when the incredible Sir Elton John asked me to join him in one of his most iconic songs – points out Britney – We can’t wait for the fans to hear it! Thanks, Elton, for inviting me! I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with you and your legendary mind. ”

A fantastic surprise for Elton John and Britney Spears fans, ‘Hold Me Closer’, produced by Andrew Watt, is a contemporary reinterpretation of one of Elton John’s most iconic hits, ‘Tiny Dancer’, which also features elements of other classic songs from his legendary catalog, including ‘The One’ and ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’. ‘Tiny Dancer’ remains one of John’s most beloved songs and one of the flagship tracks on his 1971 studio album ‘Madman Across the Water’.

The record, now triple platinum, immediately struck the US audience, reaching the Top 50 of the sales charts at the time of release and, more recently, was included in Rolling Stone’s 2022 article on the 500 most popular songs. beautiful of all time ‘. Third only to ‘Rocket Man’ and ‘Your Song’ in global streaming numbers, the song was used with phenomenal effect and cultivated a massive resurgence in popularity following the 2000 Cameron Crowe classic ‘Nearly Famous’. Today the song remains a fan favorite and takes pride of place in the lineup of its record-breaking ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ world tour.