BWW Exclusive: Watch Lena Hall Channel Her Inner Elton John with 'Take Me to the Pilot'
SKB Records just released the third month of the groundbreaking new music and video series Lena Hall Obsessed from the Tony Award winner and Grammy nominee. Obsessed: Elton John - exploring the work of the Oscar, Tony and Grammy winning royalty of rock - is available at www.LenaHallObsessed.com as well as iTunes and Amazon today, Friday, March 2. A special trailer for the new EP is available HERE.
A singular artist who authentically and explosively brings the worlds of Rock and Broadway together, Hall is releasing a monthly series of EPs over the course of 2018. Obsessed will consist of 12 EPs, one released on the first Friday of every month, and each featuring stripped-down, emotionally-intensive covers of one artist or band with whom Lena is "obsessed." Performance music videos have been created for all 54 songs in the series and a new music video will premiere every week in 2018. Obsessed is produced by Justin Craig, Lena Hall and Kurt Deutsch.
Obsessed: Elton John features five raw, yet sophisticated tracks from the British chart-topper. "The Bitch Is Back," from his 1974 album Caribou, is followed by the eternal "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" - a top 5 Billboard hit for John in 1975. "Take Me to the Pilot," a raucous lesser-known track, was originally the B-side of 1970's "Your Song." Her spare, nuanced take on "Have Mercy on the Criminal" from the blockbuster 1973 LP Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player is next, with "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" - one of John's most commercially successful singles - concluding the EP with verve and heart. All songs have music by Elton John and lyrics by Bernie Taupin.
Check an an exclusive video of Hall performing "Take Me to the Pilot" below!