Watch Taron Egerton perform Elton John classic Rocketman in new video

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A video of actor Taron Egerton performing Rocket Man has been released.

The track will feature on the soundtrack to the upcoming Elton John biopic Rocketman, which stars Egerton in the leading role. The video features footage of Egerton in the studio and includes scenes from the Dexter Fletcher-directed movie.

Both the film and soundtrack will launch on May 24 in the UK, with the movie arriving in cinemas in the US on May 31.

The soundtrack will feature a total of 22 tracks and will also include the new song (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again, which was performed by John and Egerton.

Elton says: “It was so important that the music I composed and recorded had to be sung by Taron. I wanted his interpretation of me, through Bernie’s lyrics and my music – not just acting. I left Taron in the hands of Giles Martin, who I trusted implicitly because he’s brilliant. 

“I didn’t want to be in Taron’s shadows, watching over the process, I trusted them to do what they needed to do, artistically, and listening back I’ve been astonished with the results.”

He adds: “Getting the music right was the most important thing, as the songs in the film are integral to the story.”

Egerton is joined in the cast by Game Of Thrones star Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard, Tate Donovan and Jamie Bell, who plays the role of Bernie Taupin.

In February at Elton’s annual Oscars party, he invited Egerton on to the stage to sing Tiny Dancer with him.

Rocketman soundtrack
1. The Bitch Is Back (Introduction)
2. I Want Love
3. Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)
4. Thank You For All Your Loving
5. Border Song
6. Rock & Roll Madonna - Interlude
7. Your Song
8. Amoreena
9. Crocodile Rock
10. Tiny Dancer
11. Take Me To The Pilot
12. Hercules
13. Don't Go Breaking My Heart
14. Honky Cat
15. Pinball Wizard - Interlude
16. Rocket Man
17. Bennie and the Jets
18. Don't Let The Sun Go Down - Interlude
19. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
20. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
21. I'm Still Standing
22. (I'm Gonna) Love Me Again

Rocketman Soundtrack
The soundtrack to the Elton John biopic features tracks sung by the film's leading actor Taron Egerton, along with the new song (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again.View Deal