New: Hear Elton John and Lady Gaga Collaborate on the Pulsating ‘Sine From Above,’ from Gaga’s New Album ‘Chromatica’ (Out Now)

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On Friday, Lady Gaga returned with Chromatica, her anticipated sixth solo album and the first since 2016’s Joanne, released after a few delays caused by the COVID-pandemic. Among the high-profile guest spots on the album (including Ariana Grande and BLACKPINK) is an appearance by Sir Elton John, who shows up with Gaga on the song “Sine From Above.”

A pulsating, electro-tinged dance floor anthem that may very well be a huge hit if released as a single, the track features the two singers singing the second verse together:

When I was young, I felt immortal
And not a day went by without a struggle
I lived my days just for the nights
I lost myself under the lights
When I was young, I felt immortal

Yeah, I looked with my face up to the sky
But I saw nothing there, no, no, nothing there
Yeah, I stared while my eyes filled up with tears
But there was nothing there, no, no nothing

Building to the chorus:

I heard one sine from above (Oh)
I heard one sine from above (Oh)
Then the signal split in two
The sound created stars like me and you
Before there was love, there was silence
I heard one sine
And it healed my heart, heard a sine

Explained Lady Gaga to Apple Music about the song’s meaning:

S-I-N-E, because it’s a sound wave. That sound, sine, from above is what healed me to be able to dance my way out of this album. That was later in the recording process that I actually was like, “And now let me pay tribute to the very thing that has revived me, and that is music.”

In past interviews, Lady Gaga has expressed a deep appreciation for Elton John, whom she deems a mentor, an “instrumental” figure in helping her “to really take care of myself.”

Per NME:

“He’s been my mentor for a long time,” Gaga told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe. “I mean, he’s always challenged me to keep my head above water and it’s something that I always appreciate is that he knows when I’m down. He just does. And he knows because I hide, because I never want anyone to see me when I’m like that,” she said.

Similarly, Chromatica is a deeply personal album of danceable catharsis for Lady Gaga, and her collaboration with Elton on “Sine From Above” is among the most powerful musical statements on the record. Stream it below, via Spotify.

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