The wait is almost over!
Britney Spears and Elton John are teaming up on, “Hold Me Closer,” a new version of John’s hit “Tiny Dancer.” The stars confirmed the news earlier this month, teasing the cover art that features a rose and a rocket.
John revealed on Friday (Aug. 19) that the duet will drop on Aug. 26. The 75-year-old superstar shared the single art which features childhood photos of the pair.
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The news comes after the song reportedly leaked online Thursday (Aug 18.) Fans took to Twitter to react to the collaboration.
— ✨️Promo Spears✨️🌹🚀 (@PromoSpears) August 19, 2022
just heard Hold Me Closer. Britney Spears you are the mother i never had, the sister that everybody would want, she is the friend that everybody deserves, i don’t know a better person pic.twitter.com/7dWWvGtJIz
— Alex (@alxmalloy) August 18, 2022
Stars that have confirmed they’ve heard the song include Paris Hilton and singer-songwriter Charlie Puth.
Hilton told Paul Voor Je Neus, “It’s gonna be iconic. I just heard it a couple days ago in Ibiza and it is, it’s insane.”
While Puth revealed he’s heard a “snippet” of the song saying, “It’s pop royalty.”
Charlie Puth is stanning Hold Me Closer! pic.twitter.com/3z9Cw46nIx
— Britney Stan 💕 (@BritneyTheStan) August 19, 2022