Brian May Teases New Music Video Back to the Light as Queen Legend Fights Home Flood | Music | Entertainment
Earlier this week, Brian May shared that the ground floor of his home in London was hit by a sewer overflow. The 73-year-old expressed grief that most of a lifetime’s memories were soaked and ruined in the basement. As he battles the terrible house flood, the Queen guitarist has also been busy recording a new music video for his classic solo track Back to the Light.
The new streak coincides with the remastered re-release of Brian May’s debut solo album of the same name next month.
Sharing a few photos from the montage of the Back to the Light music video, the rock star wrote on her Instagram: “I escaped today.
“Leaving behind all the flash flood sludge in my house… I escaped to the video editing studio to assemble this Back to the Light video.
“I’m excited! Is this too teasing? Until soon, guys… keep moving – Bri.
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Brian continued, “Now, whether it’s because he really thought I sang it well or just because he didn’t want to sing anything, I don’t know. But [Freddie] said: ‘It’s beautiful, it’s awesome, it’s very complete in its own way, you should do it.’ And he said something very profound at the time.
The Queen’s singer, who was battling AIDS, knew his days were numbered, so he encouraged his dear friend and bandmate to work hard on his solo music.
Freddie said to Brian, “You know, we all think and wonder what’s going to happen to me, and you don’t have to be embarrassed about it.
“You know you should be thinking about your solo career right now and if this is the start of your solo career then it’s a very worthy start.”
Freddie added: “This is probably the start of your search for wings like you should.”
Brian recalled, “So Freddie was very far-sighted and very generous as always and kind of gave me permission to do it solo, which I did.
“I rewrote the words like a relationship therapy piece, you know, ‘Everything I do is guided by you’ and released it as a single and it was a hit.
“So it was a great boost for me to feel that I could do things on my own. I wasn’t just a Queen piece. And that’s what I believe about the core of the songs; sometimes you don’t know why you are writing them.