Elton John Has a New Album Coming Soon, Claims Bernie Taupin: 'It's All Done and Recorded'

The rock icon most recently released his collaborative album 'The Lockdown Sessions' in 2021

<p>Steve Granitz/WireImage; Tommaso Boddi/Getty</p> Elton John; Bernie Taupin

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Elton John; Bernie Taupin

It seems like Elton John will be entering his next era.

According to The Sun, the rock icon's longtime collaborator Bernie Taupin opened up about John's next record — which is coming sooner rather than later — at The Other Songs Live event in London.

“Elton and I have an album coming out very soon, but I daren’t say anything about it because I’m under strict orders to keep schtum," the lyricist, 74, said.

<p>Michael Kovac/Getty</p> Elton John and Bernie Taupin in West Hollywood in February 2019

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Elton John and Bernie Taupin in West Hollywood in February 2019

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Taupin added that “it’s all done and recorded."

“I think it’s quite brilliant and quite contemporary and it will certainly surprise a lot of people and excite a lot of people and hopefully be successful," he concluded.

Reps for John have not yet responded to PEOPLE's request for comment.

Last September, Taupin opened up to PEOPLE about the future of his work with the "Tiny Dancer" performer, 77, which might not include touring but will certainly will feature new music.

"Who knows — he may not do anything anymore, but we’ll definitely make another record,” John said. “There’s no doubt about that. Just because he isn’t touring doesn’t mean he is fading to black. He’s still going to be very much active in other areas.”

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<p>Dominique Charriau/WireImage</p> Elton John and Bernie Taupin in Cannes in May 2019

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Elton John and Bernie Taupin in Cannes in May 2019

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The two-time Grammy nominee also opened up about his and the "Candle in the Wind" musician's careers.

“It was destined for [Elton] and I to live the roles that we live and it makes sense, and it’s been successful and we’re both blessed to have come out on the other end,” Taupin said. “I’m lucky to have come through everything and be here and happier than ever. And that’s not to disparage Elton’s career — he was the guy that should have been that face, the face on which everybody is familiar with.”

He added: “The glue that’s kept us together all through these years is the music… I think the musicality of it all is what’s important. And that’s where we are completely 50/50, hand in hand,” he says. “Nothing will ever change. That is the legacy we’ve forged and we forged that together, and that is the most important essence of our careers. So on that level, I think we are completely the same.”

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