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LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 02: Singer Britney Spears performs onstage during 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2016 presented by Capital One at Staples Center on December 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

The Rocketman sure does play well with others. And now it seems Britney Spears will be the next one to benefit from Elton John‘s talent. According to the Hollywood Reporter, a duet between the two is now officially available for pre-save. They reported that a rep for Universal Music’s Interscope Records announced this on Monday. And much like his duet “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” with George Michael, this collaboration will be a remake. We don’t know much about this duet except that it will be a remake of John’s 1972 hit “Tiny Dancer“. The song was written by the legendary songwriting team of John and his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin. And now it’s going to be remade with Spears under a different name. “Hold Me Closer” is what they will call the new project, after the first words in the original song’s chorus.

This will be very interesting for two reasons. One, it is the first major project by Britney Spears in 6 years, since her Glory album came out in 2016. Second, it’s the first project for her since being released from her conservatorship in a highly-publicized court case. So, will this be like that crazy haircut after a breakup? Will Spears pull out all the stops just because she can? And what does that look like? We’re very intrigued. Especially because of all the mystery surrounding the project. Even when he announced it on Twitter, all John did was post artwork and a #HoldMeCloser caption with a link to pre-save the track. The artwork is a picture of a simple red rose for Spears and a picture of a rocket for himself.

That’s all we know so far. Even the release date hasn’t been announced yet. But we know Elton John doesn’t do anything halfway, so we’re excited to see what comes of this. If you want to pre-save the track, you can do it here.

Wendy Rush, 96.3KKLZ Las Vegas

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