Elton John and Britney Spears release their highly anticipated song collaboration, “Hold Me Closer.” Listen to it here.
After first meeting in 2014 at the 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party and a 2015 tweet from Britney, professing her love of Elton’s 1971 classic, ‘Tiny Dancer’, Elton knew that Britney’s instantly recognizable vocals were the perfect touch to bring the song to life when he heard the first cut of the single earlier this summer. Elton said:
“I am absolutely thrilled to have had the chance to work with Britney Spears; She truly is an icon, one of the all-time great pop stars and she sounds amazing on this record. I love her dearly and am delighted with what we’ve created together.”
A treat for Elton John and Britney Spears fans around the world, “Hold Me Closer,” produced by Andrew Watt, is a refreshing contemporary twist on one of Elton’s most iconic hits. Britney says:
“I was so honored when the incredible Sir Elton John asked me to join him on one his most iconic songs. We are so excited for the fans to hear it! Thank you, Elton, for having me! I am so grateful that I got the opportunity to work with you and your legendary mind.”