Elton John and Stevie Wonder have dropped a music video for "Finish Line" and it's super nostalgic. The video is filled with old clips of a young Elton and a young Stevie. The clips include the two of them performing together, talking, laughing, and simply having a good time. There's even some from soccer games, weddings, birthday parties, and graduations. Dispersed in the clips of the two of them are also ones of healthcare workers. This is meant to remind us all who really is protecting all of these happy moments for us.
John shares, “I’ve been through so many down periods in my life. I’ve battled alcoholism and drugs and I’ve been 31 years sober now. Of course, I’m going to feel good by hearing this song because I have had redemption and I have now a wonderful life and I lead a good life. … This song really makes me feel very proud of who I’ve become, proud of working with someone like Stevie.”
Stevie had similar sentiments, saying, “I remember a teacher said to me, ‘You know, Stevie, you’ve got three strikes against you … you’re blind, you’re Black and you’re poor.' She was saying, ‘You should just stop doing this music thing … because you’ll end up making potholders.’ I knew that that wasn’t going to happen, but I went into the restroom and I cried and [said], ‘God, this is what I’m supposed to do’ … I told my mother the story when I got home and she said, ‘Baby, baby, you will never make no d— potholders’ and I said, ‘I know, mama.’” Source: Billboard photo: Getty Images