Two of the biggest names in music released a new collaboration today (September 30). That’s right, Sir Elton John and Stevie Wonder released their sweet and touching new track, “Finish Line”, today as part of John’s upcoming LP, Confinement sessions, released on October 22.
John, who has previously released collaborations for the project with artists like Charlie Puth, will release his new 16-song epic in about three weeks. The album also features work with Brandi Carlile, Lil Nas X, Miley Cyrus, Dua Lipa, Eddie Vedder and many more.
Fans can pre-order the album here.
“I couldn’t be prouder of ‘Finish Line’ – I’d go so far as to say it’s one of the best records I’ve ever made,” John said of working with Wonder, via a press release. “Stevie’s voice is as good as I remember hearing it – he looks like a 17 year old again, he sings with pure joy and exuberance in his voice. Andrew Watt did an incredible job on the production. It was a magical process. I’ve always enjoyed working with Stevie, and I’m delighted that after fifty years of friendship we can finally make a full duo. He’s always been so nice and kind to me, and his talent is beyond ridiculous. When you listen to what he does vocally and instrumentally on ‘Finish Line’ you think he’s a real genius here.
Wonder added, “It is both a joy and an honor to sing, play piano and harmonica for Elton! He has truly been one of the great minds of music, life, friendship and love, whom I have met on this journey of life! True artistry and music like love equals an eternal commitment that lasts for many lifetimes.
“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 him !! Congratulations to you and our music forever and ever , endless, friendship, the song of life! Long live Sir Elton John!
Listen to the track below:
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