Where’s the John? Little Elton on ‘Rocketman’ soundtrack


Where’s the John? Little Elton on ‘Rocketman’ soundtrack

Elton John will provide vocals for only one of the tracks featured in the new biopic on his life

Biba Kang

Elton John will provide vocals for only one of the tracks featured in the new biopic Rocketman, which follows the story of his breakout years as an artist. 
John will duet with his onscreen counterpart, Taron Egerton, on a song called (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again.
According to Variety, the new composition is expected to play over the film’s end credits. Unlike the rest of the soundtrack, which was produced by Giles Martin, (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again was co-produced by Martin with Greg Kurstin.
The song was written for the movie, meaning that it is eligible for the best song Oscar (recent biopic Bohemian Rhapsody obviously only featured preexisting Queen songs, so was unable to compete in this category).
Other than (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again, the soundtrack listing suggests that John’s vocals do not appear elsewhere in the film. Egerton will be the sole lead vocalist on most of the soundtrack, sharing vocal credits with the film’s other cast members.
“It was so important that the music I composed and recorded had to be sung by Taron,” John told Variety. “I left Taron in the hands of Giles Martin, who I trusted implicitly because he’s brilliant. I didn’t want to be in Taron’s shadows, watching over the process. I trusted them to do what they needed to do, artistically, and listening back I’ve been astonished with the results.”
Sebastian Rich sings on The Bitch is Back, Kit Connor on Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting, Rachel Muldoon on Don’t Go Breakin’ My Heart, Richard Madden on Honky Cat, Celine Schoenmaker on Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me and Jamie Bell on Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.
Egerton does a great version of Rocket Man which will be released on the album for the film.
– © Telegraph Media Group Limited [2019]

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