At 66 years old, you’d think that Sir Elton John would be past the point of reinventing his career. However, in an interview with Rolling Stone, the crown prince of English pop revealed that he wouldn’t be afraid to explore new musical territories.
When asked about incorporating the genre into his music, John replied that, “I’d love to. I just don’t know how to do it. I do love electronica. So, for me, I’d have to work with someone who knows about it, like a Pharrell or a Kanye, who I respect tremendously. I’d love to do that. It’s just a matter of when and where and, should I do it, the mood that I’m in.”
He later re-expressed his admiration for Kanye saying, “In the studio with Kanye, when I was doing that in Honolulu, he was just on fire. It was amazing to watch. You knew you were in the presence of greatness. I knew once I heard four or five tracks from that in the studio, I knew it was going to be a motherfucker of a record.”
That’s right. The man who once made “Tiny Dancer” just called My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy a “motherfucker of a record.” In related news, old people are still the coolest.