Queen’s upcoming studio release will offer a mix of the band’s older, lesser-known material and some newer tunes, according to guitarist Brian May.
“We were looking at putting together a compilation of the more unusual and yet memorable Queen tracks,” he told Rolling Stone . “Things that weren’t singles that have become or stayed popular through the years. That’s the way it started and then we unearthed a few tapes of Freddie singing and us in the studio that we never finished off.”
He added, “We thought we got to the end of it with Made in Heaven. But there are a few other things which have turned up. So the album may turn out to be a mixture of some unusual things from the past and some very unusual things which no one has heard at all.”
When asked about the forthcoming Freddie Mercury biopic, May described the script as something that “depicts Freddie in a very lifelike way, but in the context of Queen, which was a kind’ve family. So it’s about what happens in families, in a sense, and I think people will find it very touching.”