Rina Sawayama has shared the video for her new version of LGBTQ+ anthem Chosen Family, which the London-based singer/songwriter has re-recorded with Elton John.
Speaking about the song and Elton John’s cameo on it, Sawayama says: “It was such a joy and honour to rework Chosen Family with the legendary Elton John. The song means so much to both of us, and recording it together was such a special experience I will never forget. I got shivers when I heard his voice through the monitor and became emotional when he added the piano parts. Elton has been such a huge supporter from before the album, and when we finally met to record this song we clicked from the get go. I hope people can hear the magic!”
The original version of Chosen Family appears on Sawayama’s debut album, Sawayama, which was released on Dirty Hits in April 2020.
The Japanese/British pop star will tour the UK in November:
09 November Manchester, Albert Hall
11 November Leeds, Beckett Students’ Union
13 November Glasgow, SWG3 TV Studio
15 November Birmingham, Institute
16 November London @ Electric Brixton - SOLD OUT
17 November London @ Roundhouse – SOLD OUT