“Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)” is a song by English singer and songwriter Elton John and English-Albanian singer Dua Lipa from the former’s 32nd studio album, The Lockdown Sessions (2021). Created during the pandemic of COVID-19, the collaboration between the artists was a testament to the friendship, which was established in November 2020. The song was penned by John, Andrew Meecham, Bernie Taupin, Dean Meredith, Nicholas Littlemore, Peter Mayes and Sam Littlemore, with the production completed by the latter three as part of Pnau.
“Cold Heart (Pnau remix)” was met with a warm reception from music critics for its lyrics, sound and the incorporation of John’s four songs. Produced during the pandemic, the animated music video premiered on John’s YouTube channel on 13 August 2021, with the aspiration of crafting a celebratory and joyful galaxy. It traces the adventure of John and Lipa together with four other animated characters as they explore the colorful and nature-filled psychedelic landscapes. Three remixes accompanied the song, including a rendition by Claptone and The Blessed Madonna.
“Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)” is a remix of four of Elton John’s songs: “Sacrifice”, “Rocket Man”, “Kiss the Bride” and “Where’s the Shoorah?”. The song was produced by Pnau, an Australian electronic music group.
“Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)” was a commercial success. The song reached number one in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The song also reached the top 10 in many other countries.
“Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)” was a commercial and critical success. The song helped to introduce Elton John’s music to a new generation of fans. “Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)” is a classic example of a successful collaboration between two artists from different generations.
The PNAU Remix of “Cold Heart” is not the first time Elton John and PNAU have collaborated – they previously worked together on an album titled “Good Morning to the Night,” which featured remixes of some of Elton John’s classic tracks.` Such as, the song samples four of Elton John’s classic hits: “Sacrifice”, “Rocket Man”, “Kiss the Bride”, and “Where’s the Shoorah?”.
About the Artist
Dua Lipa is an English-Albanian singer, songwriter, and model. Born in London, Lipa’s musical career began at the age of 14 when she started posting covers of her favorite songs on YouTube. In 2015, she signed with Warner Music Group and released her debut single “New Love.” Since then, Lipa has become one of the biggest names in pop music, with hits like “IDGAF,” “New Rules,” and “Levitating.”
Elton John is an English singer, songwriter, and pianist who rose to fame in the 1970s with hits like “Rocket Man,” “Tiny Dancer,” and “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.” With a career spanning over five decades, John is one of the most successful artists of all time, selling over 300 million records worldwide. He is also known for his work as a philanthropist, particularly in the fight against HIV/AIDS through his Elton John AIDS Foundation.