5 seconds of summer honour Freddie Mercury and Queen with a cover of “Killer Queen”
In honour of the life and legacy of Freddie Mercury and Queen, and in celebration of the newly-released documentary, Bohemian Rhapsody,
multi-platinum Sydney band 5 Seconds Of Summer have released a cover of Queen’s 1974 hit, “Killer Queen”.
And they do it justice! So impressed! And the even put a little bit of their own spin on it.
5SOS Explain, “Queen have been such a massive influence on us as a band. Their unique harmonies, the fluidity to their song writing and how they each used their own musicality to back each other up have always inspired us.
We chose to cover, ‘Killer Queen’ because we kept hearing it while writing our third album, Youngblood and were so enamoured by the production and their early realisation of the minimalist approach to the track.
For us, the exploration of individual vocalists in a band is incredibly important and Queen helped us to see the future of how we want to sing, in addition to how we play our instruments.
As a pioneer of individuality, Freddie taught us what it means to embrace the idea of truly being yourself and that’s a part of Queen that lives on in their music now, more than ever.”