New Music From Miley Cyrus, Pink & More On Elton John Tribute Album ‘Revamp’
The highly anticipated Elton John and Bernie Taupin tribute album Revamp touched down today (April 6), and it includes a handful of high-profile covers. With a tracklist including contributions from the likes of Miley Cyrus, Pink, Alessia Cara, Sam Smith and other superstars, it is unsurprising that the LP is a solid listen from start to finish. After performing “Tiny Dancer” with the legendary musician at the Grammys this year, the “Malibu” hitmaker is likely to steal headlines with an impressive cover of “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me.” Delivering a jaw-dropping vocal performance over a sparse production, she manages to stand out amongst a very impressive lineup.
Other notable tracks on the album include Pink and Logic’s creative take on “Bennie And The Jets.” Boasting a modern production, the timeless anthem is the only song on the list to feature a vocal credit for Elton. With its sweet strings, Ed Sheeran’s “Candle In The Wind” is predictably perfect while Florence + The Machine stun with their rendition of “Tiny Dancer.” Similarly, Sam’s “Daniel” is features a restrained production, and his voice has rarely sounded better than it does on the contemplative song. Alessia’s “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues” feels like another instant classic and is a must-listen.
These and contributions from The Killers, Mary J. Blige, Coldplay, Mumford & Sons and Queens of the Stone Age fill out the tracklist with reimagined hits. In the weeks leading up to the release, we have already heard Lady Gaga’s take on Elton’s 1970 smash, “Your Song.” Mother Monster stayed relatively true to the original production, performing the sweeping anthem over a stripped back instrumentation. In comparison, Demi Lovato and Q-Tip got a little more imaginative with their take on “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.” The Tell Me You Love Me siren and her collaborator put a fresh spin on the track with their jazzy arrangement.
Country fans can also check out Restoration, which dropped today as well. After establishing her crossover success on Younger Now, Miley is the only act to feature on both LPs with a rollicking rendition of “The Bitch Is Back” appearing on Restoration alongside contributions from the likes of Maren Morris and Little Big Town. Give the albums a spin below!