'Don't Go Breaking My Heart' gets a rework
The song will feature on Elton John’s new album ‘Revamp’, which will consist of a selection of his classic songs covered by the likes of The Killers, Lady Gaga, Florence & The Machine, Queens Of The Stone Age and many more.
Speaking of the ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’ cover, Demi Lovato said, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart is such a classic, it’s just always been around me. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work on this.
“Elton’s such an icon, a legend, I’m honoured to be a part of Revamp. He’s a trail blazer and he’s authentic and true to himself. This version of the song has a more soulful edge, Q-Tip did a great job.” Watch the video below.
Q-Tip added: ‘Elton’s influence shows you that the possibilities of music are endless. He’s astute in so many types of music, he does it all and being a hip hop kid, our whole aesthetic was that everything was up for grabs and that’s how he has always been to me.
“I remember the premiere of Don’t Go Breaking My Heart with Kiki Dee and seeing it as a kid and loving it. Elton was gracious enough to be part of the last Tribe album, so it was serendipitous and logical to return the favour. Rhythmically, we just wanted to make it a little funkier. He’s a master showman, singer, pianist. He’s the all round goods.”
Set for release on April 6, ‘Revamp’ boasts ‘reimagined’ versions of hits including ‘We All Fall In Love’, ‘Candle In The Wind’, and ‘Your Song’ by a host of Sir Elton’s friends and past collaborators – including Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Miley Cyrus and Mumford & Sons.
“It’s always a huge compliment when an artist loves your song enough to take the time and effort to rework it,” said Sir Elton. “As songwriters, Bernie and myself are thrilled when singers we admire and respect as much as those on Revamp choose to add their own unique twist in the process.
“It means that our music is still relevant and ultimately that our songs continue to reach new audiences. We’re humbled and thank them all for their generosity.”