“I couldn’t be more proud of the Finish Line,” John said in a statement. “As I said, this is one of the best records I’ve ever had.
“Stevie’s voice is as good as I’ve heard — he’s still 17 years old. He sings with great joy and courage in his vocals. Andrew Watt did an incredible job of production. It was a magical process.”
John continued, “I’ve always loved working with Stevie and after 50 years of friendship, I’m happy to finally have a full duet. He’s always been so kind and sweet to me and his talent it’s not funny. When you listen to his vocal and instrumental work on “Finish Line,” it’s a real genius.
Speaking about the track, Stevie Wonder added: “Singing for Elton, playing the piano and harmonica – happiness and honor for me too! He is truly one of the great spirits of music, life, friendship and love that I have met on this journey of life! Music, like true art and love, is a lifelong commitment.
“And Elton, everyone who hears your song” Finish Line “will hear and feel your wisdom, your pain, your heart, your love, but also your perseverance ….. I love it !! Congratulations to us with eternal and never-ending music, friendship, a life song! Long live Sir Elton John !!! ”
Work on the singer’s 32-studio album, which has been recorded for the past 18 months and is due to arrive on October 22, began after she was forced to discontinue the “Yellow Brick Road” tour. coronavirus pandemic.
“The last thing I expected while locking was to create an album,” John said in a statement. “However, as the pandemic continued, one-off projects continued.”
Earlier this month, John announced he was the rest were forced to change the 2021 “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” type to 2023 he said the decision was made with “great grief and a heavy heart” because of his hip injury.