15 May 2019 (Toronto, ON) – “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again”, a brand-new song written especially for ROCKETMAN by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, and performed by Elton and Taron Egerton, was premiered this morning on BBC Radio 2. Listen HERE.
The song is taken from the eagerly anticipated album Rocketman: Music From The Motion Picture out May 24 via Virgin EMI/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, which sees celebrated producer and composer Giles Martin re-interpreting and re-imagining Elton’s iconic hits, tailoring the music specifically to support the narrative of the upcoming major motion picture, with a truly show stopping vocal performance from ROCKETMAN lead actor Taron Egerton.
“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” is co-produced by Giles Martin and Greg Kurstin, and was recorded at London’s AIR Studios and Echo Studio, Los Angeles. Rocketman: Music From The Motion Picture is available to pre-order now HERE. Taron’s interpretation of “Rocket Man” and Elton and Taron’s “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again)” are both available to stream now.
A gloriously up-tempo, soulful stomper, “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” plays over the movie’s closing credits. It is another fitting addition to Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s oeuvre, undoubtedly one of the greatest song books of all time. It is also a great showcase for Taron Egerton’s stunning vocals, an integral part of the makeup of ROCKETMAN.
Tasked with taking Elton’s unparalleled back catalogue and reimagining it to fit the film’s narrative, Rocketman: Music From The Motion Picture producer Giles Martin worked closely with the filmmakers, supervising all of the music for the production and pulling a vocal masterclass from Taron in the studio.
From transforming “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” into an epic ensemble piece, to morphing “I Want Love” into a heart-breaking moment of conflict around little Reggie’s family meal, each track has been sculpted to form a unique part of the narrative of this most incredible of stories.
The soundtrack also contains a brand-new Elton John and Bernie Taupin composition “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” performed by Elton and Taron Egerton. The album is produced by Giles Martin (except “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” co-produced by Giles Martin and Greg Kurstin) and was recorded between 2017 and 2019 at London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios and AIR Studios. Executive Album Producers are Elton John, David Furnish, Matthew Vaughn and Dexter Fletcher.
Paramount Pictures presents, in association with New Republic Pictures, A Marv Films/Rocket Pictures production ROCKETMAN, an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years
Releasing in theatres May 31, the film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story – set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton – tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture.
ROCKETMAN also stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mother Sheila Farebrother. ROCKETMAN was directed by Dexter Fletcher, written by Lee Hall and produced by Matthew Vaughn, David Furnish, Adam Bohling and David Reid.
Rocketman: Music From The Motion Picture:
1 The Bitch Is Back (Introduction)
2 I Want Love
3 Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)
4 Thank You For All Your Loving
5 Border Song
6 Rock & Roll Madonna – Interlude
7 Your Song
9 Crocodile Rock
10 Tiny Dancer
11 Take Me To The Pilot
13 Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
14 Honky Cat
15 Pinball Wizard – Interlude
16 Rocket Man
17 Bennie and the Jets
18 Don’t Let The Sun Go Down – Interlude
19 Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
20 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
21 I’m Still Standing
22 (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again
** All songs written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin except “Thank You For All Your Loving” written by Elton John and Caleb Quaye, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” written by Ann Orson and Carte Blanche and “Pinball Wizard” written by Pete Townshend