Britney Spears and Elton John are the duo we didn’t know we wanted.
Followers of each artists had cause to rejoice on Friday when the pair’s long-awaited, collaborative single Maintain Me Nearer was lastly launched.
The upbeat dance-pop observe is a rework of John’s current hit, Tiny Dancer, with parts of his different common songs, The One and Don’t Go Breaking My Coronary heart, additionally featured. Spears’ vocals work in tandem with John’s to carry the club-ready observe to life.
Maintain Me Nearer is the primary observe launched by Spears, 40, for the reason that finish of her 13-year conservatorship in November 2021.
Whereas John, 75, has been releasing new music previously few years — together with the 16-track 2021 album The Lockdown Periods — the track is Spears’ first piece of recent music since her 2016 album Glory.
Earlier than the track’s launch Friday, John playfully teased the collaboration at a Cannes restaurant throughout an Instagram Stay stream. He re-uploaded the clip to his Instagram account on Wednesday, the place the Rocket Man singer approached a DJ sales space to introduce the track. John sang alongside to the observe as restaurant patrons cheered enthusiastically.
Afterward, Spears tweeted in regards to the new observe, writing in an emoji-filled publish that it was “rattling cool that I’m singing with some of the basic males of our time.”
“I’m kinda overwhelmed… it’s a giant deal to me !!!” she continued. “I’m meditating extra and studying my area is efficacious and valuable !!!”
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She continued in a Twitter thread, writing that she is “studying on a regular basis is a clear slate to try to be a greater particular person and do what makes me completely satisfied.”
“I need to be fearless like after I was youthful and never be so scared and fearful,” she concluded. “I pray there truly is reality to the Holy Spirit and I hope that spirit is with my kids as properly !!! Sure … I select happiness and pleasure right now !!!”
The observe is produced by Andrew Watt, who has labored with such acts as Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Ozzy Osbourne, Justin Bieber, Put up Malone and Miley Cyrus.
The observe calls to thoughts final 12 months’s hit Chilly Coronary heart (PNAU Remix), which melded John’s songs Kiss the Bride, Rocket Man, The place’s the Shoorah? and Sacrifice right into a dance bop that includes vocals by Dua Lipa.
John and Spears first met in 2014 at an Oscar viewing get together and he or she later tweeted her love of Tiny Dancer, sowing the seeds for the newest collaboration. John is within the midst of his self-proclaimed last tour, the Farewell Yellow Brick Highway tour.
— With information from Reuters
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