© 2019 Billboard. All Rights Reserved.
Billboard is a subsidiary of Valence Media, LLC.
With Bohemian Rhapsody rocking everyone right now, Troye Sivan took time out to pay homage to Freddie Mercury and Queen with his own interpretation of the rockers' ‘70s classic, “Somebody to Love.”
Sivan tugs at the heartstrings with his mellow take on the track, which first appeared on 1976’s A Day at the Races.
"I’m so beyond honored to have been asked to cover ‘Somebody to Love’ by Queen, a masterful song by the most legendary band,” Sivan comments in a statement.
Produced by Bram Inscore, who worked with Sivan on his 2015 debut album, Blue Neighbourhood, the new rendition is the third in a series of artist covers in support of the Mercury Phoenix Trust (MPT), set up in 1992 (the year after Mercury's death) to continue the fight against HIV/AIDS.
‘’Troye’s version is a unique take on this Queen classic. It is both moving and totally original. Thank you from us all at the Mercury Phoenix Trust – fighting AIDS worldwide,” notes Queen’s manager, Jim Beach, who co-founded MPT along with Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor.
Stream Sivan's "Somebody to Love" below.
The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to Billboard.com/business.
To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.