Fans were delighted to know this Friday that one of the most anticipated collaborations of the year is finally bound to happen soon! Yes, we are talking about the latest collab between pop sensation Britney Spears and Elton John, aka The Rocket Man. The said track is Hold Me Closer, and within a few hours of its release, the song has already ranked number one on multiple charts, as expected by the fans of the two artists. For the unversed, the Gimme More singer made a comeback with a single after a 6-year hiatus.
The collab between Britney Spears and Elton John was in the making for several years. It first started when the two of them met at the 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party in the year 2014. It was after their first meeting that Spears shared a subsequent tweet expressing her love for Elton John’s hit song Tiny Dancer. Her viral tweet paved the way for anticipations regarding collaboration between the two artists. Things further picked up pace in summer when Elton John heard the single and recognized that Britney Spears’ vocals could fit the record.
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The artists’ views
Elton John recently opened up on his collaboration with Britney Spears and said, “I am absolutely thrilled to have had the chance to work with Britney Spears; She truly is an icon, one of the all-time great pop stars and she sounds amazing on this record.” He further complimented the pop sensation and added, “I love her dearly and am delighted with what we’ve created together.”
Meanwhile, Britney Spears also talked about how much she loved working with John and said, “I was so honoured when the incredible Sir Elton John asked me to join him on one of his most iconic songs. We are so excited for the fans to hear it! Thank you, Elton, for having me! I am so grateful that I got the opportunity to work with you and your legendary mind.”
Britney’s social media update
Britney Spears took the internet by storm sometime back when she suddenly deleted her Instagram account. Her decision left many fans wondering what her future social media plans might be. A few days later, the singer made a comeback on social media, this time on Twitter instead of Instagram, by sharing multiple posts. As of now, the pop singer’s Instagram account remains deleted.
Life goes on 💐 !!! On rare occasions there can be something sought after, something that makes us wanna go further … pic.twitter.com/HIHgCr4NoO
— Britney Spears 🌹🚀 (@britneyspears) August 29, 2022