Electro duo PNAU have posted the second track from their collaboration re-mix album with Sir Elton John entitled ‘Sad’, having previously posted their reworking of ‘Good Morning To The Night’, and you can listen to it here.
Elton has given PNAU, complete access to the multitracks of his entire discography and allowed them to do whatever they want to them.
In a recent interview he said: “I’ve been doing a remix project with Australian duo Pnau. I gave them free rein on all my master tapes and they have come up with some extraordinary new versions of our songs”.
For their part PNAU said: “We just owe him so much, I mean, he kind of saved us, he found us a couple of years ago in Australia and he basically helped us move to the UK and we’re managed by his management company.”
“He’s been a real mentor to us and a good friend too, musically and otherwise. If we’re down he’ll help us. He’s just someone who’s there to help. If we write a great track he’ll tell us. If we write a bad track he’ll tell us. He’s very honest and very generous with his time.”
Elton last helped the Aussie group on their most recent album Soft Universe, but the new project will see a selection of Elton’s old classics be re-imagined into an album featuring PANU’s recreations of his classic songs between 1970 and 1976.
The album is titled Elton John + Pnau, the first single is a reinterpretation of Elton’s “Mona Lisa And Mad Hatters”, retitled as “Good Morning To The Night”, and featuring samples from no less than 8 of Elton’s songs.
The album is slated for release on July 27, with “Good Morning To The Night” set to debut officially July 2.