Pop Goes The News — Elton John has debuted the made-in-Quebec video for his new single “Blue Wonderful.”
Directed by Montréal’s Thibaut Duverneix, the video was shot on Dec. 20 on Carré Richard in Châteauguay, about 25 km southeast of Montréal.
The video features two dancers soaring above the quiet street and its bungalows.
Both dancers wore harnesses and were lifted and flown around using cables suspended from cranes (the wires were digitally erased in post-production).
Produced by Toronto’s Revolver Films, the video was inspired by New York photographer Gregory Crewdson, whose work Elton John collects.
“Blue Wonderful” is one of 10 songs on the 68-year-old British singer’s 32nd studio album Wonderful Crazy Night, which comes out Feb. 5.
John does not appear in the video.
The Rocket Man has a string of shows at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in January and April and concerts scheduled throughout the U.S. and overseas until early December.
John and his Canadian husband David Furnish celebrated their first wedding anniversary on Dec. 21. They have been together more than two decades and are parents of sons Zachary, 5, and Elijah, 3.
BELOW: One of the homes featured in the video. Courtesy Google Maps.
In October, Adele released the video for her smash single “Hello” — a video directed on a Quebec farm a month earlier by Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan.
It broke several records on Vevo and is about to hit 1 billion views.