Words: Steve Brown
Taron Egerton has teamed up with Sir Elton John for a brand new song called ‘(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again’.
The actor will be seen as the iconic British singer in the upcoming Rocketman movie - which is set to be released in the UK on May 22 - and although the film features many of Elton's well-known classics, the two stars have surprised fans with a brand new song.
The song is taken from the anticipated album ‘Rocketman: Music From The Motion Picture’ - which will be released on May 24 - and will play over the movie’s closing credits.
Listen to the song below:
Rocketman follows the singer’s life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.
He says: “I do all the singing, that is something I can claim,” he says. “I would love to lie about the piano but at some point someone will put a piano in front of me and I will look like an idiot.
“But the singing, I do everything.
"It’s not an impersonation, it’s my take on him, and in some respects I have some anxieties that people might not accept the performance because I do all the singing, they haven’t used Elton’s vocals.
“Of course, I have tried in some ways to emulate him but a lot of it sounds like me.
“I hope that is exciting and interesting for people, and they aren’t left wishing they could hear Elton!”
Read Taron's full interview in Attitude's June issue, out now.