5 Seconds of Summer honour Freddie Mercury with 'Killer Queen' Cover

goss 31/10/2018

Aussie band 5 Seconds of Summer have shared a cover of Queen's 'Killer Queen'. The band has shared their cover of the 1974 Queen classic ahead of the release of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’

5SOS shared that Queen as a band had been a massive influence on them as a group. They chose 'Killer Queen' because they would hear it during the writing of their third album, 2018’s Youngblood.

“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.”