Britney Spears and Elton John: the unexpected duet

The Baby one more time singer is ready to return to the scene thanks to the collaboration with one of the most iconic voices in world pop.

Although Elton John is at work on his Farewell Tour – that is, the farewell to the stage, at least live – he has no intention of giving up music. According to the well-informed, the Sir of pop music has recently returned to the recording room for a duet with Britney Spears, to the tune of Tiny Dancer.

Elton John and Britney Spears together with Tiny dancer

The announcement comes from Page Six and immediately went around the world. According to the US magazine, in recent days Britney Spears and Elton John met secretly in a Beverly Hills studio. The reason is to be found in the recording of a new version of John's 1971 hit.

If the news were confirmed, it would be their first collaboration. Spears, 40, and John, 75, join forces and throats for a single that could prove to be the beginning of a new phase for their respective careers. Sir Elton, aka Reginald Kenneth Dwight, is no stranger to collaborating with new generation singers.

Elton John's collaborations with Dua Lipa and Lady Gaga

In recent years, Elton John has been involved in Gorillaz's Song Machine project and Lady Gaga's Sine frome above. Above all, he hit the charts with Cold Heart (Pnau remix), recorded with Dua Lipa and released in August 2021. It is a mash-up of four songs by John: Rocket man, Where's the Shoorah ?, Kiss the bride and Sacrifice . A worldwide success.

Now try again with Tiny dancer, written by John himself and Bernie Taupin. The song is featured on the 1971 album Madman across the water. Although it did not immediately achieve great success, over the years it has won favor with the public and is considered by Rolling Stone magazine to be one of the best songs of all time.

Britney's comeback

Britney Spears is one of the most popular pop singers of the 2000s. She has been absent from the music scene for some years. Her latest album, Glory, dates back to 2016, followed in 2017 and 2018 by the Piece of me tour. After that, the beginning of a long legal battle that she saw her clash with her father Jamie, in the meantime appointed her guardian.

Read also: Britney Spears lost her baby

The story had an unprecedented sounding board. The Free Britney movement – aimed at giving the singer back control of her assets, hence her life – captured the attention of the media, until the happy ending, which came in November 2021, when the Supreme Court of Los Angeles ruled the end of legal protection.

Britney is free, therefore, and she can start devoting herself to her career again. A career started at a very young age and full of ups and downs, which she could now experience a new phase, thanks also to the collaboration with Elton John. The single is expected to be released shortly by Universal Music. It will be produced by Andrew Watt, former producer of other world stars, such as Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Pearl Jam and Ozzy Osbourne.

The clues on Instagram

According to the source for Page Six, the input for the duet came from Elton John, of whom Britney has always been a huge fan. On the official profiles of both all is silent and there are still no official confirmations. However, in recent weeks, Britney has posted a short video on Instagram in which she sings a new version of Baby One More Time, the hit that blew her away when she was seventeen.

In the caption, some cryptic phrases, including: "I haven't shared my voice for a long time perhaps too much." A clue? Perhaps. Meanwhile, in the post she gives vent to the bitterness with which she has had to deal in recent years. “For 14 years I've been asking to do a different version of Baby one more time, but the team said no. (…) I share it now because I am sure of my love and my passion for singing ».

Author: Michael Zippo
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