The music video from the Elton John biopic “Rocketman” has been revealed. The track features vocals from the movie’s lead actor, Taron Egerton. The video release is streaming below.
Antimusic reports that the soundtrack for the movie is due to hit shelves on May 24th. The soundtrack was overseen by producer Giles Martin who has “re-interpreted and re-imagined” some of Elton John’s best-known songs. The vocals are delivered by Egerton.
— Rocketman (@rocketmanmovie) September 28, 2018
Elton revealed why he desired new versions of the songs for the biopic, “It was so important that the music I composed and recorded had to be sung by Taron. I wanted his interpretation of me, through Bernie’s lyrics & my music – not just acting.”
The singer explained that he left Taron and Martin free to work together:
“I left Taron in the hands of Giles Martin, who I trusted implicitly because he’s brilliant. I didn’t want to be in Taron’s shadows, watching over the process, I trusted them to do what they needed to do, artistically, and listening back I’ve been astonished with the results. Getting the music right was the most important thing, as the songs in the film are integral to the story.”
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