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Elton John has spent a lot of time as of late guesting on tracks for various artists. His latest guest appearance comes via “Chosen Family” by Japanese-British singer-songwriter Rina Sawayama.

Embedded below, Sir Elton said of the song, “I was blown away when I first heard Rina Sawayama and ‘Chosen Family’ is such a special song. It was a huge honor and genuine thrill to be asked to duet with Rina and rework the song. I hope you enjoy the track as much as I enjoyed the experience of making it.”

“Chosen Family” is available for streaming/download via all major digital platforms here.

Last month, John revealed he recently collaborated with Metallica on a new project. On a new episode of his Apple Music “Rocket Hour” show, he said, “I’ve just done something with Metallica. During this lockdown period, I’ve been working with Gorillaz and people like that. I haven’t been doing any Elton stuff, but I’ve been doing great stuff with other people.”

John doesn’t clarify what project it is he’s working on that also features Metallica, but some are suspecting it might have to do with Miley Cyrus' Metallica cover album project she first announced back in October 2020.

In January, Cyrus said of the album, “I did a Metallica cover of ‘Nothing Else Matters’ featuring Elton John on piano, I’ve got Yo-Yo Ma, Chad Smith. So many all-stars in this band. I’m so excited about this collaboration.”

Cyrus added, “I mean, having Elton John and Metallica and me…I love when ingredients don’t quite fit or it seems like a concoction that no one would ever put together. And you gotta have someone like [producer Andrew] Watt that will take that risk.”


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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.