Britney Spears proved she’s ready to regain her throne as a pop superstar by launching a new collaboration with Elton John.
The 40-year-old singer–songwriter has worked alongside the 75-year-old piano man to record a new duet version of his immortal tune Tiny Dancer, Page Six reported on Monday.
Britney joined up with the English singer and composer in Beverly Hills last week to record the track, which first appeared on his 1971 album Madman Across The Water.
She’s back! Britney Spears has recorded a duet version of Tiny Dancer with its original artist Elton John, Page Six reported on Monday; seen in 2013 in West Hollywood
Fans won’t have to wait long to hear Britney on record again, as sources told the publication that the new version of Tiny Dancer is expected to be released in August by Universal music.
Elton appears to be the one who came up with the idea of the collaboration, but it seems to be an ideal soft launch for Britney to reinvigorate her musical career after staying silent in the final years of her now-defunct conservatorship.
‘This was Elton’s idea, and Britney is a huge fan. They have recorded a remix of Tiny Dancer as a full duet — and it is incredible,’ a music industry insider told the outlet.
‘Britney was in the studio in Beverly Hills last week with Elton for the super-secret recording session overseen by uber-producer Andrew Watt,’ they added.
According to TMZ, Britney and Elton were recording the song on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week, and the track is now being mixed.
Watt has worked with several high-profile pop and rock acts — including Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Camilla Cabello and Pearl Jam — and he has collaborated multiple times with Elton, which suggests he would be an ideal pick for the two artists.
Match made in heaven: ‘This was Elton’s idea, and Britney is a huge fan. They have recorded a remix of Tiny Dancer as a full duet — and it is incredible,’ a music industry insider told the outlet; seen in London in 2018
According to the source, Britney and Elton’s new single is already a hit with record company executives.
‘They’ve already played it for people at their record label, and everybody is freaking out. It is so good,’ they gushed. ‘They are saying this is going to be the song of the summer.
‘Britney is officially back,’ they added. ‘She’s back to work, and she’s super excited.’
The record label appears to be highly invested in getting Britney back into the studio, as the source claimed that she got ‘a record-breaking deal’ to entice her to collaborate with Elton.
The songstress may have hinted that she would restart her career by examining music from the past when she shared a darker, slowed-down version of her 1998 classic …Baby One More Time on Instagram earlier this month.
It’s a hit! ‘They’ve already played it for people at their record label, and everybody is freaking out. It is so good. They are saying this is going to be the song of the summer,’ the source claimed; seen in 2014 in West Hollywood
As if she never went away: ‘Britney is officially back,’ they added. ‘She’s back to work, and she’s super excited’; pictured in 2016 in Las Vegas
‘I haven’t shared my voice in an extremely long time … maybe too long,’ she wrote at the time, before revealing that she had wanted to release the updated version of the hit single, but her conservatorship allegedly put the kibosh on the planes.
Elton wrote the instantly catch music for Tiny Dancer, while his regular collaborator Bernie Taupin handled the lyrics.
Although the performer has collaborated with multiple lyricists throughout the years, Taupin is one of his oldest collaborators and helped pen the vast majority of his classic songs going back to the late 1960s.
Britney’s fans should be excited to hear her, as she hasn’t released a single since Slumber Party in 2016.
Incidentally, it was in October of that year that the pop star met her now-husband Sam Asghari, as he starred in her music video for the single.
Classic: Elton wrote the instantly catch music for Tiny Dancer, while his regular collaborator Bernie Taupin handled the lyrics. It was featured on 1971 Madman Across The Water LP; seen in 2018 in NYC
Fate: Britney hasn’t released a single since 2016’s Slumber Party. It was in October of that year that she met her future husband Sam Asghari when he starred in the song’s music video