Elton John Shares Amazing Throwback Photos Of Himself and Britney Spears Ahead Of Their New Collaboration

Elton John and Britney Spears long-awaited collaboration is not too far off!

This past Friday, the 75-year-old icon excited fans when he released the cover art and a release date for his and Spears’ upcoming duet titled “Hold Me Closer.”

Elton John Posts Shares Amazing Throwback Photos Of Himself and Britney Spears Ahead Of Their New Collaboration

The single is a reimagined version of Elton’s classic “Tiny Dancer,” which he released in 1971, and includes the line “Hold me closer, tiny dancer” in the chorus.

John captioned the Instagram post, “August 26 #HoldMeCloser,” and included a red rose and spaceship emoji. The cover art shows the two artists when they were kids.

Spears’ photo shows her as a little girl in a dance outfit, which is made up of a two-toned pink dress with ruffles and feathers and white tights. John, on his end, is grinning wide as he sits at a piano, wearing a dark blazer and shorts.

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The second photo in the slideshow is a photo of the two at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party on Feb. 24, 2013, in West Hollywood, California. 

And while Spears has yet to post about the duet on her Instagram, the singer’s friend, Paris Hilton, called the song “iconic” in a recent interview.

“It’s going to be iconic. I just heard it a couple of days ago in Ibiza and it’s insane,” Hilton said.

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It’s been six years since Spears released an album. In August of 2016, she dropped “Glory,” but in 2020, she released a deluxe edition that included a never-before-heard collaboration between Spears and the Backstreet Boys titled “Matches.”

A.J. McLean revealed in an Instagram video in 2020 that they recorded the song in 2017. The song was originally intended for the Backstreet Boys’ last album, “DNA,” however, they ultimately passed on it. Spears heard the song and decided to record it herself and keep the Backstreet Boys’ vocals on it.

Fans have been eagerly awaiting new Spears music since her conservatorship officially ended in November 2021 after 13 years. And soon enough, they just may get it!

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