She makes him want to be a better writer! He said:
"When you hear somebody young, like Lorde, or someone like that, making a record like she did, and you think, 'You're 16,' I am flabbergasted. And it makes you want to write the best song in the world, because you just cannot believe that this music has come out of someone so young, and so brilliant."
Wow! That critique was so glowing, Elton had to wear shades! LOLz!
Ch-ch-check out the video (below) to see what Elton thinks about his own career beginnings as he reflects on the anniversary of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road!