The legendary British rock band Queen debuted the previously unheard song “Face It Alone” on Thursday. The song features the magnificent vocals of the band’s late vocalist Freddie Mercury.
Mercury’s beautiful vocals were heard for the last time on the 2014 album Queen Forever, which included three tracks with the vocalist.
The band’s production staff discovered an unreleased song called “Face It Alone” recorded in 1988 while digging through the archives for Queen’s upcoming reissue of their 13th studio album, The Miracle.
Two years after The Miracle’s release, Mercury passed away from pneumonia carried on by AIDS.
The track’s release was announced by the band’s founding members Brian May and Roger Taylor in an interview following their performance at Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee concert earlier this June.
Mercury’s compassionate vocals dominate the four-minute song, which repeats the same passionate lyrics throughout:
“When something so deep, so far and wide comes down beside you… In the end, in the end, you have to face it all alone.”
This is probably because the song’s lyricism is still in process.
The Miracle is followed by an updated version of Queen’s “Face It Alone,” which will be made available on November 18th on a disc with an additional hour and a half of newly released recordings, including six unreleased songs.
The band’s open spoken conversations on the recording floor in London and Montreux are included in the audio, providing the most insightful glimpse as well as the delight, inside jokes, and fun they shared when they first joined the band.
Taylor remarked, “We’d kind of missed this track. But there it was—this tiny treasure. It’s fantastic and a true discovery. This piece is incredibly heartfelt.
May continued, “I’m glad that our team was able to uncover this music.” It’s fantastic to hear all four of us after all these years. I was in the studio working on a good music idea that was never completely finished—until now!
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