Sir Elton John turns the ripe old age of 70 tomorrow (March 25), and today Amazon Music Unlimited — the company’s newly-launched premium on-demand streaming service — announced that the legendary singer and songwriter will be taking over its song of the day feature beginning today.
Each day through March 30, Sir Elton will choose a new song by a different artist to be highlighted through song of the day; his first pick, which was announced this morning, is Lana Del Rey‘s “Love,” the singer’s latest single which was released just last month.
“I’m excited to share some of my favorite songs and some new artists I’m really excited about with you over the course of the week,” Sir Elton said via introduction to the playlist. “Let’s start it off with the new, gorgeous track from the one and only Lana Del Rey. I’ve been anxiously awaiting her new music and I wasn’t disappointed when I heard the beauty and cinematic quality of this song.”
In addition to Lana Del Rey, Elton will also be choosing songs by Father John Misty — who Elton interviewed on his own Beats 1 Radio Show this month about Misty’s new album — Sigrid and Big Sean, for whom he’s expressed fandom in the past.