Elton John and Stevie Wonder Reunite for New Song “Finish Line”
- British singer-songwriter Elton John and American singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder have reunited for a new song “Finish Line”.
It is their first collaboration since the 1985 charity single “That's What Friends Are For”.
The song was released from Elton John's upcoming collaboration album “The Lockdown Sessions”.
It was written by Elton John, Andrew Wotman, Ali Tamposi and Roman Campolo. Produced by Andrew Watt.
“I couldn't be more proud of 'Finish Line' – I'd go as far as to say it's one of the best records I've ever made,” Elton John said. “Stevie's voice is as good as I can ever remember hearing him – he sounds like a 17-year-old again, he's singing with a sheer joy and exuberance in his vocals.”
He continued, “Andrew Watt has done an unbelievable job on the production. It was a magical process. I've always loved collaborating with Stevie, and I'm delighted that after fifty years of friendship we finally get to do a full blown duet. He has always been so kind and sweet to me, and his talent is beyond ridiculous. When you listen to what he does vocally and instrumentally on 'Finish Line' you think, this is a true genius here.”
Stevie Wonder said, “It is both a joy and honor to sing, play piano and harmonica for Elton! He has truly been one of the great spirits of music, life, friendship and love, who I've met on this life journey! True artistry and music like love equals a forever commitment lasting many lifetimes. And Elton, anyone who hears your voice singing 'Finish Line,' will hear and feel your wisdom, your pain, your soul, your love, but also your resilience…I love it!! Congratulations to you and our forever and never, never-ending music, friendship, life-song! Long live Sir Elton John!!! (big smiley face!).”
The new album “The Lockdown Sessions” is set to be released on October 22, 2021.
- source : Apple Music