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Elton John hopes to work with Pharrell

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Elton John: "I adore electronic music"

Elton John is eager to work with Pharrell Williams and says that he still feels like a novice when it comes to recording songs.

The 66-year-old star admits he is keen to explore different music genres and says he'd love to team up with Pharrell, the musical all-rounder who has spent six weeks at No 1 in Ireland with his single Happy.

Speaking to Clash Magazine, Elton said: "I adore electronic music. I get up in the morning and put on electronic music.

"I did a track with Timbaland. I hope to do something with Pharrell. I've done a track with Bright Light Bright Light, a guy called Rod Thomas, and it's brilliant. I like exploring other avenues."

John added that he is often asked for advice by younger artists: "As a piano player I tend to overdo things, and electronic music is about simplicity. I had lunch with James Blake the other day, and listening to his album is so simple and beautiful.

"I would be tempted to do so much more, and he has the ability to be so minimalistic and I love it. They're like paintings, not songs."

John will commemorate the 40th anniversary of his classic album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road with a deluxe edition on March 25.

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