Elton John and Dua Lipa have teamed up again for ‘Cold Cut (Pnau Remix). The track is remixed by Pnau - an Australian trio mentored by Elton John. Elton John has earlier collaborated with the trio for the 2012 remix of Good Morning to the Night.
According to Rollingstone, “The new “Cold Heart” track features interpolations of John’s 1989 ballad “Sacrifice” with his 1972 smash “Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time),” 1983’s “Kiss the Bride,” and 1976’s “Where’s the Shoorah?” as the songs get a groove-tipped refresh in the mashup”
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Although it is the first time Dua and Elton have teamed up for a record, they have earlier collaborated during John’s annual Oscars pre-party her Studio 2054 Livestream.
Dua Lipa took to Twitter to announce the release of its official video and tweeted, “COLD HEART with @eltonofficial is YOURS NOW!! (@pnau remix) - Elton you are my friend and my hero and I never thought i’d be able to ever say that in a sentence. Thank you for all your love and support. Grateful to make music with you in this life.”
“The last 18 months have been hard, but being off the road has meant that I’ve actually had time to get back to my roots as a session player and collaborate with some wonderful artists,” John said in a statement. “And having the opportunity to spend time with Dua, albeit remotely has been incredible. She’s given me so much energy. She’s a truly wonderful artist, and person, absolutely bursting with creativity and ideas. The energy she brought to ‘Cold Heart’ just blew my mind.’
“Ever since we first ‘met’ online, we totally clicked,” Lipa added. “Elton is such an inspirational artist and also has the naughtiest sense of humour — a perfect combination. It has been an absolute honour and privilege to collaborate on this track with him. It’s so very special, with some of my very favourite Elton John classic songs combined — I loved being part of such a creative and joyous experience. Can’t wait to hear it everywhere this summer.”
Elton John is all set to mesmerise the audience in the final North American leg of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in 2022.