When it was announced that actor Taron Egerton would be playing Sir Elton John in the upcoming biopic Rocketman, audiences everywhere had one question in their mind: can he sing the part? If the actor’s new cover is any indication, the answer is a resounding yes.
On Wednesday (May 1), Egerton released a cover of Elton John’s “Rocket Man” recorded for the film, showing off his vocal talent and proving he was the correct choice for the role.
In an interview with Zane Lowe on his Beats 1 radio show World Record, Egerton, John and the track’s producer Giles Martin spoke about the cover, saying that the young star was not aiming to do an impersonation of the pop legend. “I think there's moments in the film when I capture Elton a little more than others,” Egerton said, citing the songs “Your Song” and “I’m Still Standing” as examples. “But there are moments where, because of where it sits in the film, it's more difficult to do that, because it's not naturalistic.”