- Publish Date
- Thursday, 23 September 2021, 3:54PM
Ahead of The Lockdown Sessions release next month, Sir Elton John has just dropped the second single off the upcoming album.
Teaming up with Charlie Puth, the duo have released an emotionally charged power ballad titled 'After All', featuring some incredible harmonies.
"With 'After All,' Charlie and I were in the studio, just the two of us. He's got a little home set up with his keyboards, synths, and Pro Tools," John recalled.
"I played electric piano and actually wrote the song all the way through and then Charlie wrote the lyrics pretty quickly. He's incredibly quick, Charlie. We just had an amazing chemistry in the studio."
Puth added: "As a songwriter, I have admired and looked up to Elton John my entire life. It is truly incredible how the melodies and chords seem to come to him instantly whenever he sits down at the piano.
"I got to witness that firsthand when we wrote this song together. He is world-class and the true definition of a musical genius. Being a part of his musical journey is a dream come true."
Recorded over the last 18 months, John's upcoming 32nd studio record came together after he was forced to pause his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour due to the global pandemic.