Elton John gives a sneak peek at his collaboration track

Elton John gave a sneak peek at his collaboration track Hold Me Closer with Britney Spears on Tuesday ahead of the track’s official release on Friday.

The superstar, 75, gave an impromptu performance of the song at the exclusive La Guérite bar and restaurant in Cannes where he delighted fans who were enjoying lunch there.

Dressed in a patterned cream co-ord, Elton took to the microphone behind the DJ booth and played the track – although his collaborator Britney, 40, was absent.

Exciting! Elton John gave a sneak peek at his collaboration track Hold Me Closer with Britney Spears on Tuesday ahead of the track’s official release on Friday

He looked effortlessly cool in his designer shades for the performance as he belted out the words and worked the crowd.

As he handed the microphone back to the DJ at the end of the track, he thanked the loving fans while they cheered and told them that the song would be out on Friday.

He shared the moment – which came during his luxury European getaway – to his Instagram and wrote in the caption: ‘Sneak peak of Hold Me Closer – out this Friday!’

Here he goes!  The superstar, 75, gave an impromptu performance of the song at the exclusive La Guérite restaurant in Cannes where he delighted fans who were enjoying lunch there

Here he goes! The superstar, 75, gave an impromptu performance of the song at the exclusive La Guérite restaurant in Cannes where he delighted fans who were enjoying lunch there

Wow: Dressed in a patterned cream co-ord Elton took to the microphone behind the DJ booth and played the track - although his collaborator Britney, 40, was absent

Fun: As he handed the microphone back to the DJ at the end of the track he thanked the loving fans while they cheered and told them that the song would be out on Friday

Wow: Dressed in a patterned cream co-ord Elton took to the microphone behind the DJ booth and played the track – although his collaborator Britney, 40, was absent

Fans went wild for the teaser with one writing: ‘Woohoo! Sounds great!’ with another writing: ‘HOLD ME CLOSER IS COMING!’

It comes after on Monday Britney and Elton were seen on a new cover for their upcoming duet.

The performers were seen side by side for the highly anticipated single Hold Me Closer, which is set to be released on August 26 by Universal Music.

Spears shared a look at the new cover which saw both her and Elton in blue and white sparkly baseball uniforms.

Yay: He shared the moment - which came during his luxury European getaway - to his Instagram and wrote in the caption: 'Sneak peak of Hold Me Closer - out this Friday!'

Yay: He shared the moment – which came during his luxury European getaway – to his Instagram and wrote in the caption: ‘Sneak peak of Hold Me Closer – out this Friday!’

Anticipated: Fans went wild for the teaser with one writing: 'Woohoo!  Sounds great!'  with another writing: 'HOLD ME CLOSER IS COMING!'

Fans: The restaurant loved his impromptu concert at lunch

Anticipated: Fans went wild for the teaser with one writing: ‘Woohoo! Sounds great!’ with another writing: ‘HOLD ME CLOSER IS COMING!’

Happy: He was mobbed by delighted and loving fans at the restaurant after his impromptu performance

Happy: He was mobbed by delighted and loving fans at the restaurant after his impromptu performance

Each had a baseball bat in their hat as they looked ready to swing.

Last week the Cold Heart singer uploaded the photo onto his main Instagram page to tease the track’s release.

The single artwork shows adorable throwback snaps of the two stars as children.

The Queen of Pop dressed in a pink dance outfit and the Your Song hitmaker cheerfully playing the piano.

Exciting!  It comes after on Monday Britney and Elton were seen on a new cover for their upcoming duet

Exciting! It comes after on Monday Britney and Elton were seen on a new cover for their upcoming duet

The updated cover artwork included the names of the two singers at the top and the name of the single at the bottom.

Britney could be seen posing with a smile on her face as a young girl in an eye-catching pink dance outfit. Her blonde hair was styled with a large pink feather in her locks.

The Rocketman singer could be seen sitting at the piano in a black and white photo when he was just a boy.

Previous artwork for the track was recently released, which included only the title of the song followed by a rose and rocket emoji to represent the two singers.

The countdown begins!  Last week the Cold Heart singer uploaded the photo onto his main Instagram page to tease the track's release.  The single artwork shows adorable throwback snaps of the two stars as children

The countdown begins! Last week the Cold Heart singer uploaded the photo onto his main Instagram page to tease the track’s release. The single artwork shows adorable throwback snaps of the two stars as children

Hold Me Closer was recorded as a new take on his 1971 classic hit, Tiny Dancer. The track has fans on the edge of their seats, with the song being Britney’s first single release since the end of her conservatorship in November 2021.

Page Six reported last month that Britney had joined up with the English singer and composer in Beverly Hills to record the track, which first appeared on his 1971 album Madman Across The Water.

Elton appears to be the one who came up with the idea of ​​the collaboration, but it seems to be an ideal soft launch for Britney to reinvigorate her musical career after staying silent in the final years of her now-defunct conservatorship.

Previous artwork: Cover art to tease the single was shared before which included the title of the song, along with a rose and rocket emoji to represent the two singers

Previous artwork: Cover art to tease the single was shared before which included the title of the song, along with a rose and rocket emoji to represent the two singers

This was Elton’s idea, and Britney is a huge fan. They have recorded a remix of Tiny Dancer as a full duet — and it is incredible,’ a music industry insider told the outlet.

The source added that Britney traveled to a studio located in Beverly Hills with Elton to record the song out of the public eye which was ‘overseen by uber-producer Andrew Watt.’

Watt has worked with several high-profile pop and rock acts — including Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Camilla Cabello and Pearl Jam — and he has collaborated multiple times with Elton, which suggests he would be an ideal pick for the two artists.

New collaboration: The Queen of Pop and Rocketman star have worked together to release a reimagined version of his hit classic, Tiny Dancer

New collaboration: The Queen of Pop and Rocketman star have worked together to release a reimagined version of his hit classic, Tiny Dancer

According to the source, Britney and Elton’s new single is already a hit with record company executives, reported Page Six.

They’ve already played it for people at their record label, and everybody is freaking out. It is so good,’ they gushed. They are saying this is going to be the song of the summer.

‘Britney is officially back,’ they added. ‘She’s back to work, and she’s super excited.’

Now that her almost 14-year conservatorship has reached an end, the pop singer will have a chance to freely jump back into the music industry. The star’s last single was released years back in 2016 with Slumber Party.

Anticipated single: A source revealed that Elton conjured up the idea to collaborate with the Queen of Pop, stating, 'This was Elton's idea, and Britney is a huge fan';  seen earlier in August performing in Illinois

Anticipated single: A source revealed that Elton conjured up the idea to collaborate with the Queen of Pop, stating, ‘This was Elton’s idea, and Britney is a huge fan’; seen earlier in August performing in Illinois

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