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Chosen Family

Elton John & Rina Sawayama

Rina Sawayama is an extraordinary talent. I've been a fan of hers for a long time and have been playing her songs on my Rocket Hour radio show; her 2020 album is one of the most amazing records that I heard that year. We started emailing and our friendship grew from there. I was so touched to be asked to be on 'Chosen Family'. Recording the track was slightly odd. We did it in my studio in London but had to quarantine for two weeks before and then record it all with screens between us! It's such a beautiful song with an important message and really represents our relationship. We've become incredibly close, and she's spent a lot of time with my family.

Elton doesn't realize how many people's lives he's made by contacting them and telling them that their work is great, that the work is seen.

Elton John & Rina Sawayama