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06/24/2013 08:50 am ET

Elton John's 'The Diving Board' Album To Arrive In September

Elton John is back at it, releasing his first solo studio album in seven years.

The 66-year-old singer released a trailer on Monday to promote his album "The Diving Board," arriving in September. The moody clip shows footage of John singing at the piano and speaking about the project. The album's lead single, "Home Again," can also be heard in the trailer. "I feel like I'm starting again making records," John explains. Take a look at the video above.

"What kind of music do I really want to make?" John questions, before asserting, "I am on the diving board."

"The Diving Board," which is available for pre-order, will be the first solo studio album from John in years. John's last album, "The Captain & the Kid," arrived in stores on Sept. 18, 2006. Four years later, John released a collaboration album with Leon Russell called "The Union." With more than 45 years in the business, John will count his 30th solo studio album with "The Diving Board."

Produced by T Bone Burnett, "The Diving Board" features 12 new songs from John. "I realized that I had to go back to go forward again," John said about the project in a release. "I needed to strip away the excesses and get back to the core of what I do as an artist. That's what 'The Diving Board' represents. I'm incredibly excited about every aspect of this album."

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