Shawn Mendes honors Queen with 'Under Pressure' cowl | The Music Universe

First three covers celebrating the enduring band and the upcoming biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody”

In honor the life and legacy Freddie Mercury and Queen, and celebrating the upcoming biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody (20th Century Fox), singer-songwriter and musician, Shawn Mendes, has launched an acoustic interpretation the enduring 1981 primary hit, “Under Pressure.” The track is offered digitally.

The track, which was produced by Teddy Geiger and consists of her visitor vocals, was recorded as the primary an upcoming sequence artist covers in assist the Mercury Phoenix Trust (MPT). Mendes and Geiger’s emotional efficiency pays homage, not solely to Queen, however to the work that they proceed to do in honor Mercury by the MPT – Fighting AIDS Worldwide. Mendes, along with Universal Music Group (UMG) and Queen, will donate web prits the observe to the MPT.

“I’m so honored to have the ability to assist the superb legacy Freddie and Queen by doing a canopy one my favourite songs, ‘Under Pressure.’ It was so thrilling to me to have the ability to do that with my shut collaborator and one my greatest mates, Teddy Geiger, for a trigger that could be very near our hearts,” states Mendes.

“Shawn is a vastly proficient artist and he and Teddy have given us a surprising model this Queen and David Bowie traditional. All us at The Mercury Phoenix Trust are eternally grateful to Shawn and UMG for serving to us on this method within the ongoing battle to overcome the worldwide AIDS epidemic,” says Queen’s supervisor, Jim Beach.

“Universal Music is residence to some the best artists on this planet and it’s been unimaginable to work with some our brightest younger stars to have fun one our most iconic bands. I’m honored to have the flexibility to place a mission collectively that advantages the MPT and shines a lightweight on causes near my coronary heart,” feedback Dave Rocco, EVP Creative for UMG.

The MPT is a company based in 1992 by Brian May, Roger Taylor and Jim Beach to assist the worldwide battle towards HIV/AIDS.