Listen: Rina Sawayama, Elton John share new version of ‘Chosen Family’

Rina Sawayama is playing the Mod Club on October 18

Rina Sawayama has shared a new piano-driven version of “Chosen Family,” which features none other than Sir Elton John.

Dedicated to LGBTQ+ folks who have lost their family and friends by coming out, the delicate new version of Sawayama’s ballad offers up a new emotional level to the tune.

The British singers each take turns delivering verses atop John’s soft piano lines until the duet on the chorus, with John singing lines like, “We don’t need to share genes or a surname/ You are, you are, my chosen family.”

Listen to the new version of “Chosen Family (with Elton John)” below.
 

 
Rina Sawayama is set to play the Mod Club on October 18th.