Queen have announced plans to share a previously unreleased song recorded by Freddie Mercury, the band’s iconic vocalist, who passed away about three decades ago.
Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor revealed the information during a BBC Radio 2 interview during last weekend’s platinum jubilee celebration of Queen Elizabeth.
“We did find a little gem from Freddie that we’d kind of forgotten about,” Taylor told BBC Radio 2 host Zoe Ball in the chat. “And it’s wonderful. Actually, it was a real discovery.”
Although Taylor and May did not reveal the song’s title, Deadline says the title is “Face It Alone.” Taylor said the song, which was recorded in 1988 during the sessions for The Miracle, the band’s penultimate album with Mercury, will come out in September.
“It was kind of hiding in plain sight,” May said of the track. “We looked at it many times and thought, ‘Oh no, we can’t really rescue that.'”
He added that they eventually spruced up the recording thanks to some help from studio wizards.
“But in fact, we went in there again and our wonderful engineering team went, ‘OK, we can do this and this,'” May said. “It’s like stitching bits together. But it’s beautiful. It’s touching.”
Taylor described the tune as a “very passionate piece.”
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