Freddie Mercury is one of the most highly regarded singers in the history of rock music, known for his powerful and distinctive voice, as well as his stage presence and showmanship. His talents helped Queen achieve what they have today. They also have one of the most loyal fan bases in the world.
Queen is famous for its extravagant and elaborate live performances, which included impressive stage sets, elaborate costumes, and special effects. But, what really made the difference was Freddie’s stage performance. His voice was out of the world (even according to science), and his style and what now.
Sadly the frontman Freddie passed away in 1991 due to bronchopneumonia, a complication of AIDS at the age of 45. Despite passing away at a young age, Freddie Mercury’s music and legacy continue to have a lasting impact and influence on new generations of musicians.
Back in October, Queen released a new song, which was an unreleased song they recorded in 1988. It’s not exactly a new song, but it was the song from when Freddie was alive. ‘Face it Alone’ is the name of the song, and it was recorded in the sessions for Queen’s 1989 album ‘The Miracle’. It was a forgotten song and was rediscovered when the band returned to the sessions as part of a reissue box set for the album.
According to BBC, Taylor said, “We did find a little gem from Freddie, that we’d kind of forgotten about. It’s wonderful, a real discovery. It’s a very passionate piece.” May also had things to say and commented, “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.”
The lyrics of the song are heart-warming as Mercury was diagnosed with HIV in 1987. It was a secret from the public except for very few people. The lines sang,
“In the end / You have to face it all alone.”
The fans were very happy to hear his voice. There were comments on the song from everywhere in the world. It was with the same sentiment, which was they were moved to tears. Mercury’s death didn’t stop the band from releasing music. Partly because Mercury wouldn’t have wanted them to stop doing what they loved. Since, Freddie’s death, Queen has released one album ‘Made in Heaven’, live albums, and 28 compilations.
Mercury is truly a legend. Even in his short span of time, he achieved more than what a rockstar can achieve. His impact on culture and music is immense and what a lovely gift this song was for every Queen fan around the world.