The Bloom star has taken on “Somebody to Love”, from Queen’s 1976 record, A Day at the Races. While Mercury’s version soared with choir-like vocals and dramatic instrumentation, Sivan employs a more mellow, minimalist approach. Here, his calming voice is accompanied by little more than bass and keys.
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“I’m so beyond honored to have been asked to cover ‘Somebody to Love’ by Queen, a masterful song by the most legendary band,” Sivan commented in a press statement. Queen’s manager, Jim Beach, added: ‘’Troye’s version is a unique take on this Queen classic… It is both moving and totally original.”
Take a listen below.
Proceeds from the track will go to the Mercury Phoenix Trust, which supports the global fight against HIV/AIDS. The organization was founded in 1992 by Brian May, Roger Taylor, and Beach.