Elton John enjoyed a bit of a working vacation while he was on holiday in the south of France.
He hopped into a DJ booth and thrilled his fans with a remix of his new song. And it was all captured for social media.
Elton John posted:
“Cold Heart LIVE performance. Thought I’d surprise the people at La Guerite beach restaurant with a performance of the new track.”
New Elton John Remix with Dua Lipa Dropped Friday
The new Elton John song is an incredible remix. Cold Heart merges lyrics from John’s single Sacrifice (1989) while pop superstar Dua Lipa layers on the words from the 1972 classic Rocket Man.
And his audience was beachgoers near La Guérite restaurant in Cannes. He urged them to “dance at the table and wave your hands and your handkerchiefs.”
Elton John was wearing his casual beach clothes — a shirt and a matching pair of shorts. And he sported a pair of rose-colored glasses.
Now, the song wasn’t a surprise. Earlier in the week, Elton John teased on Instagram that he was dropping a new song, Friday. He wrote: “I am so excited to finally be able to tell you all that I have a new single with Dua Lipa ‘Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)’ coming out this Friday!
“Dua, I adore you, and it has been an incredible experience making this together. I can’t wait for you all to hear it!'”
Lipa Called John Her ‘Friend and Hero’
And then on Friday, Sr Elton tweeted a link to the music video. So did Lipa. She wrote: “Elton you are my friend and my hero and I never thought I’d be able to ever say that in a sentence. Thank you for all your love and support. Grateful to make music with you in this life.”
The surprise was that a vacationing superstar took over the DJ booth, while adjusting the sound, to blast his new song to people out working on their tans.
This isn’t the first time Elton John and Dua Lipa have collaborated. She performed at Elton John’s annual Oscar’s party that benefits his AIDS Foundation. That was in April. Back in November, Elton John performed for her Studio 2054 Livestream.
He issued a statement to Rolling Stone talking about his new collaboration.
“The last 18 months have been hard, but being off the road has meant that I’ve actually had time to get back to my roots as a session player and collaborate with some wonderful artists,” Elton John said. “And having the opportunity to spend time with Dua, albeit remotely has been incredible. She’s given me so much energy. She’s a truly wonderful artist, and person, absolutely bursting with creativity and ideas. The energy she brought to ‘Cold Heart’ just blew my mind.’
Enjoy the official music video!