5 Seconds Of Summer Pay Homage to Freddie Mercury With 'Killer Queen' Cover

5 Seconds Of Summer Pay Homage to Freddie Mercury With 'Killer Queen' Cover


Following Shawn Mendes’ acoustic rendition of “Under Pressure,” 5 Seconds of Summer have adopted go well with with their very own Queen cowl on Friday (Oct. 26) in celebration of the upcoming Bohemian Rhapsody movie.

The four-piece pop rock band launch into the anthemic a cappella refrain from the get-go: “She's a Killer Queen/ Gunpowder, gelatine/ Dynamite with a laser beam.” 

By the time the full-force refrain arrives, the fluid harmonies and catchy phrasing are immediately recognizable. While considerably modernized, the one fades out in a mode just like the unique Queen banger, and different ‘70s hits of the time.

5 Seconds of Summer defined that they continuously heard "Killer Queen" whereas writing their third album, Youngblood. They had been impressed by the monitor’s minimalist method and moreover influenced by Queen as a complete.

“Their distinctive harmonies, the fluidity to their songwriting and the way they every used their very own musicality to again one another up have all the time impressed us,” the band stated in an announcement. "For us, the exploration of particular person vocalists in a band is extremely vital and Queen helped us to see the way forward for how we need to sing, along with how we play our devices.”

Alongside Universal Music Group and Queen, 5 Seconds of Summer will donate the monitor’s internet earnings to the Mercury Phoenix Trust, a corporation that honors Freddie Mercury and in its dedication to preventing HIV and AIDS.

Bohemian Rhapsody hits theaters Nov. 2. Listen to five Seconds of Summer’s reimagining of the Queen basic beneath.