We’re just one week away from the release of the new Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody (November 6), which chronicles the band Queen‘s rise to fame. Mercury has one of the most iconic rock voices of our time making the buzz around the film and the subsequent soundtrack highly anticipated.
Actor Rami Malek is tasked with portraying Freddie in the film, but luckily, Malek won’t be showcasing his vocal talents. The soundtrack of the film, for the most part, includes original Queen studio renditions with some live performances thrown in.
For those who only know the songs off the album, the live performances by the band are a breath of fresh air. When a musician is the center of a biopic posthumously, there are limitations when it comes to the music — especially since the film uses Freddie’s original voice and not an actor impersonating his singing style. When the soundtrack incorporates live performances into the mix of songs, it really gives it some much needed authenticity.
Of course, the album hits all the classics: “We Are The Champions,” “We Will Rock You,” “Somebody To Love,” and — SHOCKER — the film’s title track, “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The album, much like the film, is a rousing tribute to Queen, and honestly, Freddie Mercury’s legacy is something that anyone with a love of music needs to witness for themselves.
In other words, don’t sleep on the Bohemian Rhapsody Soundtrack thinking it’s “just another Queen album.” Trust us… it’s far from it. Stream it now and hear for yourself!