First Watch: Elton John, 'A Good Heart'
For the first time in more than a decade we can see Elton John performing in a music video. Filmed elegantly in a London studio behind a piano against a black backdrop, the setting is hardly the flamboyant and extravagant image we'd expect from Elton. But the setting corresponds with the simplicity of "A Good Heart," the song from Elton John's 33rd studio album called Wonderful Crazy Night, released earlier this year. It's a song about love in its many forms: Perhaps love with a more seasoned gentleman, perhaps a love outside of conformity or the love of a friend or family. Elton John wrote to us to say, "At this time in all our lives, when the world is changing so rapidly and we're all trying to make sense of everything, I think it's important to remember that it's not politicians, it's not money and it's not fame which make the world go round — it's love. It's something that is so easy to forget. I wanted to reflect that in this song and video."
Elton wears a big heart shaped pin in this video for "A Good Heart," it's a piece in a line of accessories that he's developed with Lady Gaga they hope will "inspire compassion and combat prejudice." He is currently touring Europe with songs from Wonderful Crazy Night and will come to the U.S. in the fall.
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