Not gonna lie, I’ve been waiting on this since I heard that it was happening. I LOVE Elton John, and I grew up loving Britney, so of course I had to get excited about a collab. “Hold Me Closer” is a dance remix of Elton John’s iconic “Tiny Dancer” and I’m kind of digging it. Over-produced? Duh. Over Auto-tuned? Absofreakinglutely. But will I sing along in the car? You freaking know it.
And that’s all that matters, right?
I think it’s awesome that Elton John doesn’t take himself too seriously, and that he is down with working with newer artists and just having fun with his classics (like he did last year with Dua Lipa and “Cold Heart”). He said he hopes this collab “helps Britney heal, and I think it’s great that someone who is an absolute legend like him is willing to help other artists, and just have fun with his music.
I know there will be some haters saying that Elton ruined his song.
Nah. It’s just a fun re-imagining of it.
Again, who cares? Enjoy the bop.