Out now is Elton John's latest single and the theme to his new biopic Rocketman, according to Best Classic Bands. The song, “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” was released yesterday (May 16th) — the same day the film, premiered at Cannes Film Festival. The tune, which was written by Elton and Bernie Taupin, is sung by Elton is a duet with the movie's star Taron Egerton, who portrays Elton.
“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” was co-produced by Giles Martin and Greg Kurstin. The soundtrack to Rocketman is set for release on May 24th with the film opening one week later on May 31st.
Elton John is no stranger to a piece of his music reaching a whole new audience thanks to the power of the silver screen. He shed light on the creation — and second life — of his 1971 classic, “Tiny Dancer”: “'Tiny Dancer' is one of my favorite Elton John / Bernie Taupin songs — and from one of my favorite albums, Madman Across The Water. And it was written about Bernie's first wife, Maxine. I've always played it on and off, y'know, throughout my career, and obviously with the film, Almost Famous, which Cameron Crowe made. I mean, there was this great sequence and 'Tiny Dancer' featured very heavily in it. It came as a renaissance for the song and for my music to people who hadn't really heard. . . young kids who hadn't really Elton John before.”
Elton John's “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour rolls on Saturday night (May 18th) in Copenhagen, Denmark.