Logan Henderson, past Beyond The Stage cover star, released his own version of Elton John’s “Rocketman” yesterday morning. Premiered on Billboard, the track is stripped down, driven by a strong piano and guitar-based backing track. Vocally, the track is one of Henderson’s strongest vocal works, with a gliding melody and passion that’s showcased through the entire track. Although the track isn’t an original to Henderson, it’s clear that he relates to the lyrics and feels an emotional and personal connection to the track. The range of Elton John, who’s known for his effortless vocals and talent, is easily achievable for Henderson from start to finish, especially through the chorus.
The release of “Rocketman” was a complete surprise to Logan Henderson fans. Just a few days before the release, Henderson teased the track via social media, letting fans know that something was coming later that week.
On Instagram, Henderson wrote:
“In celebration of the biopic release I was given the chance to record one of my all time favorite songs by the legend @eltonjohn. Elton has always been a huge influence and inspiration for me. Fashioned the cover art after his and stripped down the arrangement. Listen to it loud on good speakers . Let your mind take flight. I hope you all enjoy it. Thank you for your masterful art. Love you Elton. Check out the premiere at billboard . Special thanks to @popnick @nophonenoah & @andrewtinkermusic for the beautiful arrangement.
Also noted in the premiere, Henderson shared that he had the chance to meet Elton John, sharing a special moment of gratitude and thankfulness through music and creation of art. With the release of the “Rocketman” movie, the release of the track is perfectly timed in conjunction with viewers’ excitement for an insight into the life of John.
Listen to Logan Henderson’s version of “Rocketman” on Spotify below.