Elton John On His Collaboration With Britney Spears, ‘She Was Broken’

In a recent interview with The Guardian, Elton John shared his thoughts about his new song ‘Hold Me Closer’ with Britney Spears.

Britney Spears has been making headlines since her court case arose to terminate her conservatorship with her father. Her father had control over Spears for 13 years. After a lengthy legal battle, the iconic singer could free herself from the trauma she had been experiencing all these years.

Spears has also come clean about her other family members that have made her suffer. She accused her mother of abuse and admitted grievances with her siblings Jamie Lynn and Bryan. While her personal life was on show for everyone to make comments on, her music had to take a back seat. Her latest album release was in 2016 with ‘Glory.’

After the tides settled and she was back to running her life, the thought of returning to music overwhelmed her. However, the singer ended her 6-year hiatus with her collaboration with Elton John. The track ‘Hold Me Closer’ was a return to Elton John’s 1971 classic track ‘Tiny Dancer.’

Elton John stated that the collaboration was a way to show Britney Spears the love and care she has from her fans and people that want to support her. He added that the things she went through were traumatic for her since she started her musical journey very young, leaving her broken. John also shared his experience when he got sober. Even though the artists we admire on stage look like they have a lot of self-esteem, it’s not always the case. On most occasions, the applause will fuel most of them, and when they leave the stage, they come back to real life with real problems.

Elton John’s words about his collaboration with Britney Spears:

She will realize that people love and care for her and want her to be happy. That’s all anybody in their right mind would want after she went through such a traumatic time.

It’s hard when you’re young. Britney was broken. I was broken when I got sober. I was in a terrible place. A lot of artists, you’d think they’d have a lot of self-esteem, but they don’t, and that’s why we go onstage, and we get the applause, and then we come offstage, and we’re back to square one.”

You can listen to ‘Hold Me Closer’ below.