We’ve known for quite some time that a new Queen album is on the way, and will feature vocals from the late, great Freddie Mercury.
Queen guitarist Brian May confirmed the news back in May that he and the band’s drummer, Roger Taylor were working on something new.
The album is expected to be released before Christmas and could be called ‘Queen Forever’ but for now, what we do know is who is producing the record.
Taking to Twitter, producer William Orbit confirmed: “Am definitely working with QUEEN. Amazing songs. That’s all I’m saying for now. Watch this space.”
Orbit has worked with a host of huge names in the business over the years so he certainly isn’t some new guy fresh out of college looking to put something together.
The producer has worked with the likes of Britney Spears, Madonna, Blur, and had previously confirmed in July of 2013 that he was working on a special duet.
Orbit confirmed the duet was between Mercury and the late Michael Jackson and is something that could feature on the forthcoming album.
Brian May, who along with Roger Taylor is currently on tour with Adam Lambert spoke with BBC Radio Wales about the recordings explaining that they “had to start from scratch”.
“It’s quite emotional. It’s the big, big Queen ballads and the big, big epic sound.” May added that Mercury’s vocals for the album were recorded in the 1980s.
This new album from Queen will be their second to feature previously unheard Freddie Mercury vocals since his death in 1991.
Released in 1995 ‘Made In Heaven’ featured bassist John Deacon who has since quit the band and will not feature on the forthcoming release.
Free’s Paul Rodgers also released an album with Queen back in 2008 – ‘The Cosmos Rocks’ where he acted as the groups singer but since left in 2009 – enter Adam Lambert who has been their vocalist since 2012.
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