Elton John to Release 'The Diving Board' LP in September

Singer readies first solo album in seven years

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Elton John has announced the release of his new solo album with an intimate black and white trailer clip. The Diving Board – produced by T Bone Burnett – will arrive September 24th, and will be the 66-year-old singer's first solo album since The Captain and the Kid in 2006. "What kind of music do I really want to make? I have to go back to go forward again," John says in the trailer. "I am on the diving board."

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John previewed The Diving Board in February, and exuded confidence in his new work. "It's got everything I love about American music – gospel, soul, country," he said. "It's the most adult record I can make at my age. I'm just heading toward being 80 years old and playing at the Holiday Inn."