Unreleased Queen Song With Freddie Mercury Is On It’s Way
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Queen icons Brian May and Roger Taylor have revealed an unreleased song from the band featuring the late Freddie Mercury, called “Face It Alone,” will be released in September.
The two musicians have just recently performed at Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee concert last weekend. They mentioned the new song in a recent interview with BBC Radio 2. They said the track comes from sessions for the band’s 1989 album, The Miracle.
Taylor said (via Stereogum):
“We did find a little gem from Freddie, that we’d kind of forgotten about and it was. It’s wonderful. Actually, it was a real discovery.”
The last Queen music that featured Mercury was released eight years ago, when May and Taylor included the Michael Jackson duet “There Must Be More to Life Than This” on the 2014 compilation album, Queen Forever. Although, that song also originally appeared on Mercury’s 1985 solo debut, Mr. Bad Guy.
There were two other Mercury and Jackson duets from the same session, “State of Shock,” which was later reworked with Mick Jagger for a version released by the Jacksons, and “Victory,” which remains unreleased. While the upcoming “Face It Alone,” was a song Queen didn’t originally considered recording. May explained:
“It was kind of hiding in plain sight.
“We looked at it many times and thought, Oh, no, we can’t really rescue that. But in fact, we went in there again and our wonderful engineering team went, OK, we can do this and this. It’s like kind of stitching bits together. But it’s beautiful, it’s touching.”
No exact release date has been set yet for “Face It Alone.”