Earlier this week, we revealed that Elton John and his longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin will be releasing two separate albums containing covers of their biggest hits from over the years.
Whilst we have to wait until April 6 for the the pop/RnB/rock Revamp and the country themed Restoration to drop, the first track from Revamp has been unveiled.
Q-Tip and Demi Lovato have teamed up to re-imagine the number one hit Kiki Dee collaboration, ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’. The pair have added a huge amount of soul to the track, turning the song into a Motown inspired, groove-laden offering.
Speaking about Elton and the project, Q-Tip said in a statement: “Elton’s influence shows you that the possibilities of music are endless. He’s astute in so many types of music, he does it all and being a hip hop kid, our whole aesthetic was that everything was up for grabs and that’s how he has always been to me. I remember the premiere of ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’ with Kiki Dee and seeing it as a kid and loving it … Rhythmically, we just wanted to make it a little funkier.”
Demi added, “‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’ is such a classic, it’s just always been around me – I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work on this. Elton’s such an icon, a legend, I’m honored to be a part of Revamp.”
An accompanying video which sees Elton, Q-Tip and Demi talking about the revamp of ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’ has been unveiled.
Additionally, the music video for ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’ has been released. Directed by Hector Dockrill, the visual is inspired by the documentary Paris Is Burning and is full of old school party vibes. Sadly, neither Q-Tip or Demi make an appearance in the video, however, there are plenty of funky dance moves and looks to be appreciated throughout.
The first track from the country-filled Restoration has also been released. Chris Stapleton has shared his version of ‘I Want Love’, which you can listen to below.
Revamp and Restoration will be released on April 6. The albums will include covers from the likes of Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Alessia Cara, Miley Cyrus, The Killers, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, and Dolly Parton.