Five Seconds of Summer Honor Queen With Their Killer Cover Of “Killer Queen” Listen to 5SOS's Cover of "Killer Queen"
LOS ANGELES, CA- With the upcoming theatrical release of “Bohemian Rhapsody”- the biopic about the the legendary rock band Queen- the repertoire of one of the UK’s finest musical exports will likely have another resurgence in the public eye.
The Australian pop rock band 5 Second of Summer has decided to pay tribute with their own cover of Queen’s iconic song “Killer Queen”. Says the band:
“Queen have been such a massive influence on us as a band. Their unique harmonies, the fluidity to their songwriting and how they each used their own musicality to back each other up have always inspired us. We chose to cover, ‘Killer Queen’ because we kept hearing it while writing our third album, Youngblood and were so enamored by the production and their early realization of the minimalist approach to the track. For us, the exploration of individual vocalists in a band is incredibly important and Queen helped us to see the future of how we want to sing, in addition to how we play our instruments. As a pioneer of individuality, Freddie taught us what it means to embrace the idea of truly being yourself and that’s a part of Queen that lives on in their music now, more than ever.”
While we tend to be favor originals, we have to give it to the fellas … the cover is pretty faithful to Queen’s original recording, especially the huge vocal/choral arrangements, and we’re digging what they done. What do you think?