Demi Lovato and Q-Tip Re-Imagine Elton John’s ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’
The iconic duet, which spent six weeks as a U.K. No. 1 single in 1976, gets a funky, soulful, Motown-inspired re-imagining, with the pop star and rapper trading verses.
"Elton's influence shows you that the possibilities of music are endless. He's astute in so many types of music, he does it all and being a hip hop kid, our whole aesthetic was that everything was up for grabs and that's how he has always been to me," Q-Tip said in a press release about the song, which is included in the upcoming Elton John tribute album, Revamp.
"I remember the premiere of 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart' with Kiki Dee and seeing it as a kid and loving it. Elton was gracious enough to be part of the last Tribe album, so it was serendipitous and logical to return the favor. Rhythmically, we just wanted to make it a little funkier. He's a master showman, singer, pianist. He's the all round goods."
"'Don't Go Breaking My Heart' is such a classic, it's just always been around me," Lovato shared.
"I couldn't pass up the opportunity to work on this. Elton's such an icon, a legend, I'm honored to be a part of Revamp," she added. "He's a trail blazer and he's authentic and true to himself. This version of the song has a more soulful edge. Q-Tip did a great job."
Watch the music video for the track, below:
Revamp (Island Records) is out April 6.