Elton John Joins Forces with Charlie Puth for “After All”

Elton John in 2018
Elton John in 2018. Photo by Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock (9333413bi)

After joining forces with Lil Nas X, Miley Cyrus, and Dua Lipa, Elton John just gave us a collaboration we didn’t see coming. He teamed up with Charlie Puth for “After All”, set to appear on his upcoming collaboration album The Lockdown Sessions.

In an official statement announcing their collaboration, the “Rocket Man” singer described Puth as an “amazing musician” and said that he became a close friend following their work on this song.

“With ‘After All’ Charlie and I were in the studio, just the two of us… I played electric piano and actually wrote the song all the way through and then Charlie wrote the lyrics pretty quickly. He’s incredibly quick, Charlie. We just had an amazing chemistry in the studio,” said John.

Puth echoed this statement and said it was incredible to witness the pop legend writing and recording music firsthand because he’s admired and looked up to him his entire life.

Elton John will release The Lockdown Sessions on October 22nd, and Puth joins the long list of artists he partnered up on this record. “Cold Heart” featuring Dua Lipa was released as the first single, but the album will also feature collaborations with Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Stevie Wonder, Years & Years, and Gorillaz.