Queen is to release an unreleased track with vocals recorded by the late frontman Freddie Mercury.
The surviving members of the group discovered the song in their archives and it dates from the recording sessions for “The Miracle” during which they composed around 30 tracks for the 1989 album – many of which were never released.
Speaking to Zoe Ball on BBC Radio 2 this weekend (04.06.22-05.06.22), drummer Roger Taylor explained: “We found a little gem from Freddie, which we kind of forgot about. And It was. It’s wonderful. In fact, it was a real find. It’s from the sessions of ‘The Miracle’, and I think it’s coming out in September.”
Host Zoe then asked, “It’s amazing. It always amazes me how you can lose a little gem like that. And when you find it, who really found it?”
Guitarist Brian May replied, “It was kind of hidden in plain sight. We watched it a couple of times and were like, ‘Oh no, we can’t really salvage that’. But actually, we went back and our wonderful engineering team was like, ‘Okay, we can do this and that. It’s like putting pieces together.’
Brian then added of the song, “It’s beautiful. It’s touching.”
Roger continued, “It’s a very passionate piece.”
Freddie died in 1991 from complications related to AIDS. The band continued to tour with singers Paul Rodgers and Adam Lambert.
The interview with the band took place during the BBC’s coverage of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations which took place over a four-day bank holiday weekend.
Queen + Adam Lambert were among the artists performing at the Platinum Party concert at the Palace on Saturday night (04.06.22) and they had the honor of seeing their song ‘We Will Rock You’ performed by the Queen during a sketch she filmed with Paddington Bear.