Elton John and Dua Lipa just unveiled their new collaboration Cold Heart (PNAU Remix).
The seed of the collaboration was planted after Dua invited Elton for an Instagram live discussing his experiences with Studio 54 ahead of her remix album Club Future Nostalgia. A friendship blossomed which saw Elton appear as a guest on Dua’s record breaking Studio 2054 live stream.
Dua then performed at The Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party, which raised over $3 million for the Foundation. Afterward, Elton reached out to Dua to work on new music together remotely.
Cold Heart is a modern dance floor based on four of Elton’s classic tracks expertly spliced together by Australian electronic band and producers PNAU.
“The last 18 months have been hard, but being off the road has meant that I’ve actually had time to get back to my roots as a session player and collaborate with some wonderful artists.
And having the opportunity to spend time with Dua, albeit remotely, has been incredible. She’s given me so much energy. She’s a truly wonderful artist, and person, absolutely bursting with creativity and ideas.
The energy she brought to ‘Cold Heart’ just blew my mind.”
Dua Lipa says:
“Ever since we first ‘met’ online, we totally clicked.
Elton is such an inspirational artist and also has the naughtiest sense of humour – a perfect combination. It has been an absolute honour and privilege to collaborate on this track with him. It’s so very special, with some of my very favourite Elton John classic songs combined –
I loved being part of such a creative and joyous experience. Can’t wait to hear it everywhere this summer.”
PNAU say of the collaboration,
“Setting a stage for the two greatest performers in the world today Sir Elton John and Dua Lipa, we knew we had to go in deep, take them into our world, the psychedelic lazer black lit club. Where all of us can meet on the dance floor, forget the outside and lose ourselves in the healing waters of music and love eternal.”
The single is accompanied by a stunning video created by Hamburg based animator and director Raman Djafari.