Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor confirmed to the BBC this weekend that the band would be releasing a new song featuring the late legendary frontman of the band, Freddie Mercury, called “Face It Alone”.
Taylor called it “a little Freddie gem,” plucked from the sessions for their 13th studio album, The miraclewhich was released in 1989. Mercury died two years later.
Taylor said in the interview that they had “sort of forgotten” about the tune, calling it “amazing” and “real discovery.”
He then teased, “I think it’s coming out in September.”
May added: “It was kind of hidden in plain sight. We’ve looked at it a lot and thought, ‘Oh no, we can’t really save that.’ But actually we went back in there and our great technical team said, ‘Okay, we can do this and this.’ It’s like stitching pieces together… But it’s beautiful, it’s moving.”
“It’s a very passionate piece,” Taylor agrees.
In his 1989 review rolling stone called The miracle also “stuck by synthesizers and pinging drum machines.” But the magazine’s review praised the singer’s contributions.
“In principle, The miracle is a showcase for Freddie Mercury and his love for immersive, quasi-opera singing. Indeed, Mercury – especially on the title track – has never sounded so good,” reads the review.
That’s a good sign for fans anticipating “Face It Alone”.