Elton John Specifically Asked Chris Stapleton To Cover ‘I Want Love’
It turns out that Elton John dialed Chris Stapleton himself to ask for the ‘I Want Love’ cover. Chris talks about how he felt getting that call.
By Admin on April 5, 2018
It turns out that Elton John dialed Chris Stapleton himself to ask for the “I Want Love” cover. The song is to be featured on an upcoming cover project.
“He wanted us to do this particular song that we’ve done on this record. And what are you going to say if Elton John calls you up and asks you to do something like that other than, ‘Yes, absolutely.’ And, ‘I’ll do my best, Sir Elton.'”
“What people don’t realize, I think, is how much he’s driving not just the singing. He’s driving the feel of things with his playing, as well. It’s so masterful and prominent in his music that it’s what gives it the feel. So not only are we trying to interpret a beautifully written song, but we’re also trying to interpret a feel that only exists in his hands.”
The country version of the Revamp and Restoration project will be out on Apr. 6!