Elton John is releasing an album full of tracks he worked on with famous friends during the COVID lockdown.

The Lockdown Sessions will feature Cold Heart (PNAU Remix), which he recorded with Dua Lipa, as well as collaborations with the late Glen Campbell, Lil Nas X, Nicki Minaj, Charlie Puth, Stevie Nicks, and Stevie Wonder.

"The last thing I expected to do during lockdown was make an album, but, as the pandemic went on, one-off projects kept cropping up," Elton said in a statement. "All the tracks I worked on were really interesting and diverse, stuff that was completely different to anything I'm known for, stuff that took me out of my comfort zone into completely new territory.

"I realized there was something weirdly familiar about working like this. At the start of my career, in the late '60s, I worked as a session musician. Working with different artists during lockdown reminded me of that. I'd come full circle: I was a session musician again. And it was still a blast."

The Lockdown Sessions drops on 22 October.