Is there something more epic than a new Elton John song? What about a collab with Dua Lipa? Both stars have released a new song that we bet will become the summer anthem from now on. The new single "Cold Heart" (PNAU Remix) may sound a bit familiar and if you do not know why we tell you the reason!
In a press release, Dua Lipa reveals that working with Elton John was a magnificent experience since both ' totally clicked' "Elton is such an inspirational artist and also has the naughtiest sense of humor – a perfect combination. It has been an absolute honor and privilege to collaborate on this track with him," said Dua Lipa. And just like all of us, she admits that she loved it. "I loved being part of such a creative and joyous experience. Can't wait to hear it everywhere this summer," she continued.
On the other hand, the Rocketman star said that the last 18 months being in quarantine made him feel awful but, despite this, being off the road meant he could "go back to his roots" as a session player. And having the opportunity to collaborate with Lipa was "incredible." "She's given me so much energy. She's a truly wonderful artist, and person, absolutely bursting with creativity and ideas. The energy she brought to 'Cold Heart' just blew my mind."
And, as we mentioned, the song probably sounds a bit familiar. Can you guess why? Well, 'Cold Heart' is based on other four of Elton John's classic songs "Kiss the Bride," "Rocketman," "Where's the Shoorah?" and "Sacrifice" — spliced together by PNAU, an Australian music trio. And that's not all. This is not the first time Elton works with PNAU. Back in 2012, they worked together to create Good Morning to the Night, a collaboration album between John and the trio. The music video, created by animator and director Raman Djafari, follows animated versions of John and Lipa entering a euphoric world before separating as their planets drift apart. The video draws a parallel to the last year and a half in lockdown.
Elton John announced the clip on social media where he wrote "This track is the culmination of a beautiful friendship with you Dua and I'm so happy we can now share it - I hope you all love it!" John tweeted. Dua Lipa also tweeted "Elton you are my friend and my hero and I never thought I'd be able to ever say that in a sentence. Thank you for all your love and support," she wrote. "Grateful to make music with you in this life." And we know it's getting cheesy here but prior to the song's release the English singer also wrote Dua, I adore you, and it has been an incredible experience making this together. I can't wait for you all to hear it!"