Elton John and Charlie Puth collaborate on new song "After All"

September 23, 2021

Another musical meeting from Elton John's new album.
Elton John is collaborating with Charlie Puth on "After All", the latest song from his upcoming album "The Lockdown Sessions".

"The Lockdown Sessions", which will be released by EMI Records / Universal Music on October 22, is a collection of long-distance collaborations recorded over the past 18 months, a dazzling variety of 16 songs that glorify companionship.

Elton John collaborates with an unparalleled range of artists that only he could bring together.

While the first single from "The Lockdown Sessions", "Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)" in collaboration with Dua Lipa, traces an ever-increasing trajectory and evolves into a real global success, "After All" presents a very different side of this versatile album.

The voices of Elton John and Charlie Puth are combined with a subtlety and power that create a classic sensual ballad that stands as a worthy addition to the list of great songs of Elton.

The two artists met by chance in a Los Angeles restaurant in early March 2020. As Elton John had previously supported the release of Charlie Puth on Apple Music's "Rocket Hour" show, they caught up and found out they were staying close. one to the other.

As the pandemic began to escalate, Charlie invited Elton to his house and the result of their meeting is the extremely beautiful "After All", the first song they both completed during the lockdown.

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Elton John says of their collaboration: "Charlie is an amazing musician, we just got along. He has become a friend and friend of the family. Our children love him and he loves them. "I'm really close with everyone I worked with on 'The Lockdown Sessions.'

"In the case of 'After All', Charlie and I were in the studio, just the two of us. It has a small studio with its keys, synths and Pro Tools. I was playing the electric piano and I actually wrote the whole song and then Charlie wrote the lyrics very quickly. Charlie is incredibly fast. "We had an amazing chemistry in the studio," he describes.

Charlie Puth adds: "As a songwriter, I admired and considered Elton John a role model all my life. It's really incredible how fast the melodies and chords come to him every time he sits at the piano. I experienced this first hand when we wrote this song together. It is world class and the real definition of musical genius. It is a dream come true that my participation in his musical journey.

Elton John and Charlie Puth will also appear on stage at the Global Citizen event in Paris on Saturday, September 25th.

During this global 24-hour charity event, some of the greatest artists and world leaders join forces to protect the planet and fight poverty.

Also released this week is a new remix of Elton John's collaboration with Dua Lipa on "Cold Heart" with the signature of PS1, to intensify the noise for the song.

Last week "Cold Heart (PNAU remix)" became the first Elton John song to appear in the UK Top 20 Singles Chart since 2003's "Are You Ready For Love".