It’s Elton times two on the upcoming Rocketman soundtrack.
With new details surrounding the highly anticipated musical biopic and with its soundtrack just released, fans are ecstatic to hear that Elton John and Taron Egerton (who plays the movie version of John) will sing a duet.
The pair team up on “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again”, which was written just for the movie by John and his longtime collaborator, Bernie Taupin.
The rest of the album was co-produced by the musical legend, who says he “trusted” Egerton to take on his extensive catalogue for the film.
“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’s lyrics and my music – not just acting,” John told Zane Lowe on “World Record”. “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. Getting the music right was the most important thing, as the songs in the film are integral to the story.”
Egerton added, “The beauty of having Elton involved with the film is that we’ve been able to work with him to see how far we can take these classic songs. Giles Martin has impeccable taste and massive skills to bring the songs to a place where they are faithful and daring as well.”
“Rocketman” hits theatres May 31 and the soundtrack drops May 24.