Soon to Be Released, a Previously Unreleased Queen Song Featuring Freddie Mercury

Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen have revealed that unreleased music featuring Freddie Mercury is forthcoming. In September, the new song “Face It Alone” will be released. May and Taylor, who performed this past weekend at Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee concert, mentioned in a recent interview on BBC Radio 2 that the song was recorded for the band’s 1989 album The Miracle. Taylor said, “We did unearth a forgotten gem by Freddie Mercury” (via Stereogum). “It was so. It’s fantastic. In fact, it was a genuine discovery.”

May and Taylor included the Michael Jackson duet “There Must Be More to Life Than This” on the compilation album Queen Forever, released in 2014. The song also appeared on Mercury’s solo debut, Mr. Bad Guy, released in 1985. “State of Shock” was later reworked with Mick Jagger for a version released by the Jacksons, while “Victory” remains unreleased. Regarding “Face It Alone,” May explained that the band did not initially consider the recording salvageable until engineers intervened. May remarked, “It was kind of hiding in plain sight.” Many times we looked at it and thought, Oh no, we can’t really save that. In actuality, we re-entered the room, and our brilliant engineering team said, “Okay, we can do this and that.” It’s similar to sewing pieces together… However, it is beautiful and moving.” There is currently no release date set for “Face It Alone.”

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