Friday, February 5, 2016
Elton Meets Fans in London
The British musician, who describes the record as ‘fun’ and ‘upbeat’, signed copies for fans at HMV on Oxford Street on Wednesday evening.
John, 68, seemed in good spirits as he chatted to the long queue of fans, joined by Paul McGann and other half David Furnish.
Speaking about the new album during an interview at Radio 2 earlier in the day, the superstar said:
“The last one was a very intimate record and piano-based record and I wanted to make a record with the band and make it upbeat lyrically and musically and I wanted to be able to play the songs on stage.
“I'm very happy with it. It's very 'up' and it's hard for me to write 'up' songs. As a piano player, I usually write miserable songs.
John explained that the upbeat nature of the album reflected how he felt about his own life at the moments.
“I think I'm in a good place in my life, so was Bernie Taupin who writes the lyrics,” he explained.
“It was planned, sometimes planning doesn't work out to be the way it should but it all came together in the studio and it was done very quickly and that's how I wanted it to be and it's a fun record.”
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