Taron Egerton Covers Elton John's “Rocket Man” from “Rocketman” Soundtrack
- British singer-songwriter Elton John's biographical film “Rocketman” will be released on May 31, 2019. Also, the film will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 16th.
Directed by Dexter Fletcher, starring Taron Egerton as Elton John, with Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, and Bryce Dallas Howard.
From the soundtrack of the film, Taron Egerton unveiled “Rocket Man” with an accompanying music video on May 1st.
The original version was released by Elton John in 1972. It is included his fifth studio album "Honky Château".
Elton John said in a press release, “It was so important that the music I composed and recorded had to be sung by Taron. I wanted his interpretation of me, through Bernie [Taupin]’s lyrics and my music – not just acting. I left Taron in the hands of [producer and composer] 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. Getting the music right was the most important thing, as the songs in the film are integral to the story.”
- source : Pitchfork