Queen releases an unreleased song with Freddie Mercury at the helm

Queen releases an unreleased song with Freddie Mercury at the helm

The single, which was officially released this Thursday, was recorded in 1989 and features the voice of Freddie Mercury. “Face it Alone” brings the original Queen lineup to 2022.

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More than 30 years after the death of Freddie Mercury, Queen He decides to give his fans an invaluable surprise by releasing an unreleased song by the group. With his original lineup of the band, “Face it Alone” arrived on digital platforms this Thursday and brought with it an inevitable melancholy.

The single belongs to the 1989 album “The Miracle” and is an unreleased recording by the singer-songwriter. Last Friday, a small advance had already been released on social networks. Although it was this Wednesday when a French radio ended up filtering the complete single.


“Queen fans! Did you see the news? Keep your eyes peeled and share your photos of where you saw the ads using the hashtag #FaceItAlone”, shared the band in Twitter.

The single represents a ballad aligned to the musical style of the band in those years. By this time, they had abandoned their progressive touches to make room for a more traditional sound.

The existence of the clue was first revealed by May y Taylor in a radio interview for the BBC. The artists had participated in the Royal Jubilee this year.

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We had practically forgotten about this track, but there it was, this little gem. It’s wonderful, a real find. It is a very passionate piece”, drummer Roger Taylor said.

Queen -Photo: Peter Mazel/Sunshine
Peter Mazel/SUNSHINE

While May had questioned whether the song could be released due to the state of the tape. Although, luckily for her fans, the technicians managed to recover her after doing “wonders” with her.

This single marks the first unreleased Queen song with Mercury at the helm since their album “Made in Heaven“, edited in 1995. The closest thing to the voice of the iconic musician was “Time Waits for No One“, his solo song that was released in 2019.

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Queen. The Miracle Collector´s Edition“, the album that includes Face it Alone in its playlist, is released on November 18. This will consist of a box of 8 discs [5 CD, vinilo, DVD y Blu-Ray] and will feature alternate recordings of the original album.

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