Elton hopes to continue writing with Charlie Puth.
The two recently released After All, which will be part of next month's collaborations LP, The Lockdown Sessions.
Elton tells Apple Music's Zane Lowe that he'd work again with Charlie ''in a heartbeat. I mean, he's written a song called Light Switch, which is going to come out soon, hopefully, because it's brilliant, and it's a smash.''
The former Reg Dwight adds: ''He thinks like I so. He's got a brain like I do.''
He concedes that it's possible they won't team up again, but ''that's the beauty of music. You never know what's going to happen. But 100%, I would love to write with him and work with him again, because he's so inspiring and it's quick and it's fun.''
Elton thinks Charlie is a better pianist than he is, ''as far as he can play those jazzy chords. He's got those things. I just, I am what I am. And he is, what he is. But you don't know what he is yet because he hasn't really shown the world.''
The songwriter believes he's been given a ''new lease'' of life, working with young people such as Charlie, SG Lewis, Surfaces, Lil Nas X, Dua Lipa, Olly Alexander, and Rina Sawayama.
''It gives you so much momentum and so much adrenaline. It's fantastic.''
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