Brian May  joins forces with female group to record new charity single

Brian May records new charity single with Kings Daughters… and emulates his iconic 2002 Buckingham Palace guitar solo by performing it on his ROOF

His guitar solo of God Save The Queen from the roof of Buckingham Palace was an unforgettable part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations.

Now Brian May has hit the heights again with a song to help people get through the isolation of lockdown.

The Queen guitarist joined forces with female group Kings Daughters to record Get Up, which they hope will spread positivity during the crisis. 

Main man: Brian May has joined forces with female group Kings Daughters to record Get Up,  a song to help people get through the isolation of lockdown

For the video, produced during lockdown, May, 72, filmed himself playing guitar on his rooftop in Kensington, west London.

He said it was evocative of 2002, when he played from the roof to start the Party at the Palace concert.

Of the lockdown, May said: ‘It’s tough and I think we deal with it, most of the time. 

Here we go: For the video, produced during lockdown, May, 72, filmed himself playing guitar on his rooftop in Kensington, west London

‘Then we get odd moments when we really start to feel like caged animals and feel like there’s no hope. 

‘And that’s when you need a bit of music to pick you up.’ 

May, who has spoken openly about his mental health struggles, added: ‘Music is a great healer. 

Old times: He said it was evocative of 2002, when he played from the roof to start the Party at the Palace concert

‘So I’m hoping that this song will be such a thing, you know it’ll actually pick people up when they’re on the brink.’ 

Get Up by Kings Daughters, produced by Brian May, is released today. Ten per cent of each purchase will go to mental health charity Mind.

May was previously seen showing his appreciation for NHS staff by joining in the weekly clap for carers initiative with partner Anita Dobson from their west London doorstep.  

 

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