5 Seconds of Summer launch 'Killer Queen' cowl | The Music Universe

Track is the second three covers celebrating the enduring band and the upcoming biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody

In honor the life and legacy Freddie Mercury and Queen, and in celebration the upcoming biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, multi-platinum band 5 Seconds Of Summer (5SOS) launch a canopy Queen’s 1974 seminal hit, “Killer Queen” in any respect digital suppliers.

“Queen have been such a large affect on us as a band,” 5SOS states. “Their distinctive harmonies, the fluidity to their songwriting and the way they every used their very own musicality to again one another up have at all times impressed us. We selected to cowl, ‘Killer Queen’ as a result of we saved listening to it whereas writing our third album, Youngblood and have been so enamored by the manufacturing and their early realization the minimalist method to the monitor. For us, the exploration particular person vocalists in a band is extremely essential and Queen helped us to see the longer term how we wish to sing, along with how we play our devices. As a pioneer individuality, Freddie taught us what it means to embrace the thought actually being your self and that’s a component Queen that lives on of their music now, greater than ever.”

The track, produced by Linus, follows singer-songwriter and musician, Shawn Mendes’ acoustic interpretation the enduring 1981 No. 1 hit, “Under Pressure” and was recorded because the second installment in a sequence three artist covers in help the Mercury Phoenix Trust (MPT). The MPT was based in 1992 by Brian May, Roger Taylor and Jim Beach to help the worldwide combat in opposition to HIV/AIDS. 5SOS, along with Universal Music Group (UMG) and Queen, will donate web prits the monitor to the MPT.

“Everyone on the Mercury Phoenix Trust is thrilled that 5 Seconds Summer have joined our international marketing campaign preventing AIDS in celebration the film Bohemian Rhapsody. Thank you 5SOS for giving us such an impeccable model Freddie’s basic ‘Killer Queen’,” states Queen’s supervisor, Jim Beach.