Jimmie Allen Joins Elton John on New Album: “One of my Ultimate Dreams Was to Work With Him.. IT HAPPENED!”

Jimmie Allen is joining Elton John on his upcoming album The Lockdown Sessions, out on October 22. The 16-track project includes collaborations from artists of all genres, including Brandi Carlile, Miley Cyrus, Dua Lipa, Charlie Puth, Stevie Wonder, and more.

An ecstatic Jimmie shared the news on Instagram saying, “I have been a @eltonjohn fan for as long as I can remember. One of my ultimate dreams was to work with him.. IT HAPPENED! I wrote a song with @taylorbird4 @philbentleymusic Bruce Roberts that Sir Elton and I Collaborated on. “The Lockdown Session” out Oct 22nd.

Sir Elton John shared more details about the project on Instagram saying, “The last thing I expected to do during lockdown was make an album. But, as the pandemic went on, one‐off projects kept cropping up and I’ve ended with a selection of really interesting and diverse stuff that was completely different to anything I’m known for, stuff that took me out of my comfort zone into completely new territory. And I realised there was something weirdly familiar about working like this. At the start of my career, in the late 60s, I worked as a session musician. Working with different artists during lockdown reminded me of that. I’d come full circle: I was a session musician again. And it was still a blast.