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Elton John 'Rocket Man' by Majid Adin & Stephen McNally

David Knight - 24th May 2017

Elton John's classic 1972 track finally has an official music video. Majid Adin and Stephen McNally bring you a film of urgent humanity and personal longing. It draws on Majid’s personal experience as a refugee after fleeing his native Iran, travelling across Europe, spending time in the infamous Calais jungle and successfully securing asylum here in the UK.

This long-awaited official music was commissioned as part of THE CUT - a global competition in collaboration with YouTube to celebrate the 50 year hit-making partnership of Elton John and Bernie Taupin.

Majid’s treatment was chosen above entries from 50 different countries by a selection committee comprising illustrious talents Oscar-winner Barry Jenkins, Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and PES. 

Rocket Man and the other two videos commissioned in the competition, for Bennie and the Jets & Tiny Dancer premiered at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

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