LISTEN: Elton John releases first song with Bernie Taupin to celebrate his 74th birthday

New 29/03/2021

Elton John released a lyric video for the very first song he co-wrote with his longtime friend and lyricist, Bernie Taupin.

Titled 'Scarecrow', it was one of the six rare archive tracks launched to mark John's 74th birthday on 25th March, all which appeared in last year's boxset release, 'Elton: Jewel Box'.

"Scarecrow will always have a very special place in my heart, and I know that Bernie feels the same way too," John said in a statement. "It's the song that started it all. This last year in lockdown has given us all time to look back and reflect. Finding this song again when I put together the Jewel Box and thinking of everything that has happened in our careers and friendships that has sprouted from this one point is just remarkable."

Watch the lyric video below: