The classic hit is celebrating its 41st anniversary
A new short film interpreting Queen‘s classic hit ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has surfaced online.
The clip titled ‘Literal Bohemian Rhapsody’, which you can watch below, chronicles the hit scene by scene with lyrics from the song.
It sees a man confessing to his mother that he “just killed a man” before he has a showdown with a group of cops.
Panic! At The Disco recently recorded a cover of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ for the super-villain movie Suicide Squad, having previously played the Queen classic during their live shows. It soundtracked the film’s official trailer.
Last year, on the track’s 40th anniversary, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was reinterpreted by the English National Ballet, Royal Academy of Music and Trinity Boys Choir.
Footage of two ballet dancers, the choir and a string quartet from RAM was cut with the original video for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and clips of the band’s performance of the song on Christmas Eve, 1975.
The single, which was released on Halloween (October 31) in 1975, became Christmas Number One by the end of the year and again reached UK Number One in 1991 when it was re-released.
Speaking about the track at the time, Queen’s guitairst Brian May said: “We all realised it was something wonderful and we should give it our heart and soul.
“The heavy bit was a great opportunity for us to be at full pelt as a rock band. But that big, heavy riff came from Freddie [Mercury], not me. That was something he played with his left hand in octaves on the piano. So I had that as a guide – and that’s very hard to do, because Freddie’s piano playing was exceptional, although he didn’t think so.”
May added of the song’s ambiguous lyrics: “I do think Freddie enjoyed the fact there were so many interpretations of the lyrics. It’s an outlandish song. I think it’s beyond analysis. That’s not me trying to be evasive. I just think that’s why we love songs – they can do something to us that a piece of text can’t.”