Elton John, Taron Egerton Duet On New Song '(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again' From 'Rocketman' Biopic: Listen
The song released Thursday (May 16) features vocals from John and star Taron Egerton.
Elton John and longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin tap into a joyous disco girl group vibe on "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again," a fresh track the duo cooked up for the upcoming soundtrack to the John biopic Rocketman.
The bouncy track, performed as a duet between John and Rocketman star Taron Egerton, was releasd on Thursday (May 16) and will appear on Rocketman: Music From the Motion Picture, due out on May 24 on Interscope Records.
Thr track was co-produced by Greg Kurstin and Giles Martin, with the latter re-interpreting nearly two dozen of John's most iconic hits for the soundtrack to help support the film's narrative of John's glitter-splashed rise to fame in the 1970s according to a press release; you can pre-order the album here. "Love Me" plays over the movie's closing credits.
"Tasked with taking Elton’s unparalleled back catalogue and reimagining it to fit the film’s narrative, Rocketman: Music From The Motion Picture producer Giles Martin worked closely with the filmmakers, supervising all of the music for the production and pulling a vocal masterclass from Taron in the studio," according to the statement. "From transforming ‘Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting’ into an epic ensemble piece, to morphing ‘I Want Love’ into a heart-breaking moment of conflict around little Reggie’s family meal, each track has been sculpted to form a unique part of the narrative of this most incredible of stories."
Egerton has already proven that he's more than up to the task with the previously released cover of John's "Rocket Man," which was released earlier this month. Rocketman opens in theaters on May 31.
Check out "Love Me Again" and the Rocketman track list below.
1."The Bitch Is Back" (Introduction)
2. "I Want Love"
3. "Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)"
4. "Thank You For All Your Loving"
5. "Border Song"
6. "Rock & Roll Madonna" - Interlude
7. "Your Song"
9. "Crocodile Rock"
10. "Tiny Dancer"
11. "Take Me To The Pilot"
13. "Don’t Go Breaking My Heart"
14. "Honky Cat"
15. "Pinball Wizard" – Interlude
16. "Rocket Man"
17. "Bennie and the Jets"
18. "Don’t Let The Sun Go Down" – Interlude
19. "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word"
20. "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"
21. "I’m Still Standing"
22. "(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again"