Elton John commented on The Weeknd sampling “Your Song” in the song “Scared to Love” from the R&B star’s latest album, After Hours.
“I’m so blown away I mean just to be part of his record,” Elton told Apple Music‘s Zane Lowe in a new daily interview series on Monday.
“For someone my age and as someone who loves what he does, I’m so thrilled and I just love him,” the music legend added. “I was watching a couple of things this morning that were the same old stuff, the rap stuff and I was thinking, ‘Good old Abel, he’s making music. He’s making proper music.'”
Elton said it was The Weeknd himself who revealed to him at an Oscar party that he has borrowed a bit of “Your Song.”
“And he told me then, he said, ‘I got a surprise for you on this record.’ And I went, ‘Really?’ He said, ‘Yeah.’ And the surprise is that he’s borrowed a bit of ‘Your Song.’ ‘I hope you don’t mind, I hope you don’t mind,’ for the ‘Scared to Live’ track,” he recalled.
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