Elton John and Britney Spears delivered their varied two part harmony “Hold Me Closer” on Friday — six years after the Princess of Pop last dropped music.
The British artist, 75, shed a few light on working with Spears, 40, as well as the excellent finale of her conservatorship that she had to persevere for a very long time.
“It’s hard when you’re youthful. Britney was broken. I was broken when I got clearheaded,” John told the Guardian in a profile distributed Thursday.
The “Little Dancer” singer had recently battled with medication and liquor enslavement and has been clearheaded for over thirty years.
“I was in a terrible place. I’ve been through that broken feeling and it’s horrible,”
“And luckily enough, I’ve been sober for 32 years and it’s the happiest I’ve ever been.”
John said he feels his ability to overcome the trials and tribulations of life in the spotlight enables him to help other stars.
“Now I’ve got the experience to be able to advise people and help them because I don’t want to see any artists in a dark 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.”
The “Toxic” singer released her last album, “Glory,” in 2016 and got back into the studio shortly after her wedding to Sam Asghari in June.
John and the “Crossroads” actress first met in 2013, at his AIDS Foundation’s infamous Oscars viewing party.
“She just put out incredibly brilliant records,”
the “Candle in the Wind” singer said about Spears’ albums.
“She sang and danced so beautifully.”
The father of two also believes that recording “Hold Me Closer” and its release will give Spears
“so much more confidence than she’s got already and she will realize that people actually love her and care for her and want her to be happy.”
He added: That’s all anybody in their right mind would want after she went through such a traumatic time.”
“It’s very hard for young musicians today to jumpstart a career,”
“But I’m Uncle Elton. They can phone me.”