Sivan said he was "beyond honoured" to be asked by the band to record the track
The Australian artist was asked by the surviving members of the rock band to record the cover to accompany the recent release of the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.
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In a statement, Sivan expressed his delight at being given the chance to perform and record his take on the 1976 track. “I’m beyond honoured to have been asked to cover ‘Somebody to Love’ by Queen, a masterful song by the most legendary band.”
Queen’s manager Jim Beach added: ‘’Troye’s version is a unique take on this Queen classic… It is both moving and totally original.”
Sivan’s version of ‘Somebody to Love’ is a calming and minimalist take on the original – and you can listen to it below.
Proceeds from the cover will go towards the Mercury Phoenix Trust, which was founded in 1992 by Brian May, Roger Taylor and Beach. The charity organisation supports the ongoing global fight against HIV and AIDS.
In other Bohemian Rhapsody news, one of the film’s former directors has revealed what Sacha Baron Cohen might’ve brought to the biopic had the comedian portrayed the late Freddie Mercury instead of Mr. Robot star Rami Malek.