Queen to release "beautiful" never-before-heard song recorded by Freddie Mercury

Publish Date
Thursday, 9 June 2022, 3:24PM

While it has been nearly 31 years since the legendary Freddie Mercury left this earth, a never-before-heard song from the Queen frontman is set to be released in September.

The band's surviving members discovered the track in their archives and it dates from The Miracle recording sessions during which they laid down around 30 tracks for the 1989 album.

Speaking with Zoe Ball on BBC Radio 2, drummer Roger Taylor explained: "We did find a little gem from Freddie, that we'd kind of forgotten about. And it's wonderful. Actually, it was a real discovery.

It's from The Miracle sessions, and I think it's going to be out in September. It's a very passionate piece."

Guitarist Brian May then added of the song: "It's beautiful. It's touching."

While Taylor and May did not reveal the track's title — Deadline reported that it is called "Face It Alone."

Mercury died of AIDS-related pneumonia in 1991 at the age of 45. The band has continued touring with Adam Lambert.

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