Sir Elton John improvises an ENTIRELY new piece from some random text

15 March 2018, 16:17

Here’s some proof that Sir Elton John is an actual genius on keys.

In a clip from The Actor’s Studio which aired in 2005, Sir Elton John asks the audience to provide him with a book – so someone hands over Henrik Ibsen’s play, Peer Gynt.

On the spot, he improvises an entire piece for piano and voice, using just the text from the play. Kudos to Sir Elton for making the following worryingly dark text sound like an 80s pop ballad:

Everything spites me with a vengeance
Sky and water and those wicked mountains
Fog pouring out of the sky to confound him
The water hurling in to drown him
The mountains pointing their rocks to fall-
And those people, all of them out for the kill!
Oh no, not to die!
I mustn’t lose him. The lout!
Why’s the devil have to tease him?

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