Sir Elton John working on new music just months after completing his farewell tour

Sir Elton John is reportedly working on new music less than a year after he finished his 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' tour



Sir Elton John is said to be working on new music
Sir Elton John is said to be working on new music

Sir Elton John is reportedly working on new music.

The 76-year-old pop legend recently wrapped up his 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' tour and retired from performing after more than 50 years but insiders have now claimed that the 'Candle in the Wind' singer has been working on a "top secret" new album that could be released later this year.

A source told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre column: "It’s all been very top secret but Elton is back in the studio working on a new album.

“Time frames are always movable but the fourth quarter has been pencilled in terms of a release date.

“He adores music and that will never change but the desire to be as busy as he was has waned."

The insider added that Elton - who is married to David Furnish and has Zachary, 13, and 11-year-old Elijah - will still continue with his other ventures but just wants to spend more time with his family after such a mammoth world tour.

The source added: "Elton will still have a Rocket Hour radio show on Apple Music and his finger is very much still on the pulse; he just wants to slow down a bit and spend the time with his family but the new album is coming."

The 'Crocodile Rock' signer has released a total of 31 studio albums since beginning his career in the late 1960s and his latest record came in the form of 'The Lockdown Sessions' in 2021, on which he collaborated with Miley Cyrus, Stevie Wonder, Nicki Minaj and Brandi Carlile.

That same year, he duetted with Dua Lipa on 'Cold Heart' and wrapped up the year by joining Ed Sheeran for the festive track 'Merry Christmas' before collaborating with Britney Spears on 'Hold Me Closer' in 2022.

The 'Your Song' hitmaker completed his 330-date tour in Sweden last July and told the audience that he may do "something else" in the to come but for the time being just wanted to enjoy a break.

He said: "I’ve had the most wonderful career, beyond belief.

“Fifty-two years of pure joy playing music. How lucky am I to play music?

“You know how much I love to play live. It’s been my lifeblood to play for you guys.

“You’ve been absolutely magnificent. I will never be touring again, but I may do something in the future — a one-off thing — but that’s miles away.

“I want to appreciate my family, my sons, my husband, everything. I’ve earned it.”