Queen have discovered an unreleased song featuring Freddie Mercury

"It's beautiful, it's touching," Brian May said of the track, which will be released later this year

Queen’s Roger Taylor and Brian May have confirmed that they have unearthed an unreleased song by the band featuring late frontman Freddie Mercury.

The band members shared the revelation during an interview this weekend with Zoe Ball on BBC Radio 2.

“We did find a little gem from Freddie that we’d kind of forgotten about,” Taylor said. “And it’s wonderful. Actually, it was a real discovery. It’s from the Miracle Sessions and I think it’s going to be out in September.”

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Asked who found the track, the title of which will be ‘Face It Alone’, May replied: “It was kind of hiding in plain sight. We looked at it many times and thought, ‘Oh no, we can’t really rescue that’. But in fact, we went in there again and our wonderful engineering team went, ‘OK, we can do this and this’. It’s like stitching bits together. But it’s beautiful. It’s touching.”

Freddie Mercury and Brian May of Queen perform live in 1985. CREDIT: Bob King/Redferns

Taylor added: “It’s a very passionate piece.” Listen to the interview in full on the BBC website.

Since Mercury’s death in 1991, Queen have released a number of previously unheard tracks featuring the frontman. In 2014, they shared the compilation album ‘Queen Forever’, which was comprised of songs recorded in the ‘80s that had been “forgotten about” and featured the vocals of the band’s original lead singer.

Meanwhile, Griff is one of a number of artists who have covered Queen’s classic 1986 single ‘A Kind Of Magic’ as part of a new project to mark the global expansion of Coke Studio. The British star joined acts including Ari Lennox and K-pop girl group TRI.BE in recreating the hit track.

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