Over the past few years Elton John has collaborated with artists such as Brandi Carlile and Lady Gaga to more recent duets with Queens of the Stone Age and Fall Out Boy and now with Bright Light Bright Light.
Not all Elton John collaborations work in his favor and this unfortunately is one of them. While Elton’s vocals are lovely, tame even, they’re not enough to keep this song from sinking. Upon first listen, I Wish We Were Leaving may sound vaguely familiar. Yes, it samples The Beach Boys’ classic God only Knows.
Despite the strong and miniscule effort by Elton, Bright Light Bright Light is much too reminiscent of Owl City and that alone will be the motivation behind the likelihood of its use in frequent commercials.
'I Wish We Were Leaving' performed by Bright Light Bright Light and Elton John.
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Written, produced & mixed by Rod Thomas 2014.
Elton John appears courtesy of Mercury Records Limited.
Full EP April 7th.
Pre-order 12” at http://brightlightx2.bigcartel.com
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