Just this morning, Elton John threw out the greatest surprise we've had in a while — two new tribute albums coming on April 6. What shocked the world is the mix of R&B, Pop, and Americana artists who are covering some of his greatest hits with long-time lyricist, Bernie Taupin. Major artists like Miley Cyrus (who performed with him at the Grammys), Lady Gaga, Logic, and Grammy winner Alessia Cara will have their own twist on John's songs in the album titled Revamped, while country artists like Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, and Chris Stapleton will sing their covers in the Nashville-edition album titled Restoration.
"As songwriters, Bernie and myself are thrilled when singers we admire and respect as much as those on Revamp and Restoration choose to add their own unique twist in the process. It means that our music is still relevant and ultimately that our songs continue to reach new audiences," said John in a statement to the Rolling Stone.
Both albums, called the “Reimagining the Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin," follow John's last tour announcement that kicks off this fall. Since the Grammys in January, the "Rocket Man" singer has been on a roll with his custom Gucci costumes, the upcoming tribute albums, and the tribute show airing April 10. Strategically set to air several days after the new albums's release, Elton John: I’m Still Standing–A Grammy Salute, will feature the same artists with the addition of SZA, Shawn Mendes, John Legend, and Kesha (which makes us wonder why they're not included in the albums, too).
We seriously can't wait.
Watch the trailer for the tribute show below: