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The track is set to appear on John's forthcoming album, The Lockdown Sessions.

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Two of musics biggest icons have teamed up and we're so excited! The one and only Elton John has teamed up with the legenadary Stevie Wonder, gracing the world with Finish Line. Taken from John's forthcoming album The Lockdown Sessions, GRAMMY Award winner Andrew Watt brings superb production to the track, both artists vocal performances will give you all the feels, backed by epic choral work.

Speaking of the collaboration John says: ’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. 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. 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 says: ‘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!)‘

Recorded over the past eighteen months during lockdown after John was forced to bring his farewell tour to a halt, The Lockdown Sessions sees the five time GRAMMY Award winner and two time Academy Award winner enlist the help of Dua Lipa, Surfaces, Rina Sawayama, Gorillaz, SG Lewis, Eddie Vedder, Stevie Wonder, Lil Nas X and Stevie Nicks just to name a few. The release will also feature the musicians collaboration with Miley Cyrus, WATT, Yo-Yo Ma, Robert Trujillo and Chad Smith, Nothing Else Matters, which is set to appear on the forthcoming Metallica tribute album, The Metallica Blacklist.

The album was proceeded by the PNAU remix of Cold Heart, which featured vocals from global superstar Dua Lipa. The ambitious release, brings together over twenty artists who cross generations, genres and culture, featuring 10 unreleased songs. Five tracks see the musician team up with GRAMMY Award winning producer Andrew Watt, continuing their collaboration from Nothing Else Matters.

The Lockdown Sessions is out October 22! Listen to Finish Line below.


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