Elton John and his collaborators from the critically acclaimed UK chart-topping album “The Lockdown Sessions” (which was recorded remotely over the last 18 months) have assembled over Zoom to create a wondrously heart-warming seasonal video.
Full of all the idiosyncrasies that have come to characterise how most of us have been communicating over the past two years, it couldn’t be a more fitting way to celebrate a project as unique as “The Lockdown Sessions”. The video also serves as a celebration how Zoom has allowed is to keep working, interact and create music in the most challenging of circumstances.
As well as featuring all the Lockdown Sessions collaborators, including Eddie Vedder, Damon Albarn, Dua Lipa, Stevie Wonder, Miley Cyrus, Lil Nas X, Stevie Nicks, and Young Thug, you’ll also find a festive cameo appearance from a very special guest.
The Ultimate Zoom Call was created by Elton John’s Rocket Entertainment Group and AKQA.
Lauded by the NME as “a genre-hopping delight” and a “testament to Elton’s enduring appeal” by the Daily Mail, The Lockdown Sessions went straight to number one in the UK album chart, marking Elton’s 8th UK number one album. It also spawned the global hit single ‘Cold Heart (PNAU Remix) with Dua Lipa, which also topped the charts in the UK and Australia. Cold Heart’s success saw Elton set a new record as the only solo artist in Official UK Chart history to score a Top 10 single in six different decades.
The Lockdown Sessions is available now, which you can listen to here.