Elton John Joins Rina Sawayama for ‘Chosen Family,’ a Moving Ode to Her LGBTQ Family

Elton John and Rina Sawayama are teaming up together.

The 74-year-old “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” music icon and the 30-year-old “XS” rising superstar joined forces for a special rendition of Rina‘s song “Chosen Family” on Wednesday (April 14).

We don’t need to be related to relate / We don’t need to share genes or a surname / You are, you are / My chosen, chosen family,” they sing together.

The track was produced by Danny L Harle and written by Rina, Danny and Jonny Latimer, and is described as emotional ode to her LGBTQ+ family. The new version now includes Elton‘s vocals and piano playing.

“It was such a joy and honor to rework ‘Chosen Family’ with the legendary Elton John. The song means so much to both of us, and recording it together was such a special experience I will never forget. I got shivers when I heard his voice through the monitor and became emotional when he added the piano parts. Elton has been such a huge supporter from before the album, and when we finally met to record this song we clicked from the get go. I hope people can hear the magic!” Rina said.

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