As part of a grand 40th-anniversary reissue of Elton John’s landmark album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, a mob of today’s musicians are going to cover every single song on the original album. And the most puzzling of those artists is the pairing of Miguel and Wale, who team up to cover “Bennie And The Jets,” maybe the most personality-soaked and impossible-to-cover songs in Elton John’s oeuvre. (Amazingly, though, Wale is not the first rapper to be involved in a “Bennie And the Jets” cover.) The Miguel version is a weird experiment in combining old-school songcraft with new-school production techniques, and it’s a pretty confusing mess even before Wale shows up. Listen to it below.
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The Goodbye Yellow Brick Road deluxe reissue is out 3/25 on Island and available in many different formats.