Taron Egerton stars as Elton John in the biopic Rocketman, and earlier this year, they dueted on a brand new song for the film, “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” penned by John and long-time collaborator Bernie Taupin. On Wednesday, after the track was shortlisted for Best Original Song at the Oscars, they released a remix of the single by electronic artist Purple Disco Machine, with John and Egerton now singing over an electro-funk groove.
“Bernie and I wanted to celebrate the nominations for ‘(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,'” John said in a statement. “I’m so happy that Purple Disco Machine was able to come to the party with a fabulous new remix. I’m a massive fan of his work.”
In addition to appearing on the Oscar shortlist, “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” was nominated for a Golden Globe and a Critics Choice Award. Rocketman was nominated for two other Golden Globes including Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) and Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) for Egerton’s portrayal of John.
John recently expanded the 2020 North American leg of his massive Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour; it now wraps up in July of next year.