In a split-screen clip guitarist Brian May shared to Instagram on Monday (April 20), he, Lambert and drummer Roger Taylor perform the tune from the comfort of their own homes. “This version is for those of you who like things to be the right way up !” May wrote.
The finished version, fittingly tweaked to be named “You Are the Champions,” was then uploaded to streaming services late Thursday (April 30).
Lambert belts the powerful chorus as usual, before repeating it once more, changing the “we” to “you” as a subtle, yet heartfelt message of love and support.
And it’s all for a good cause, as a release explains: “Proceeds raised from the track will go to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization (WHO), powered by the United Nations Foundation. The Fund provides tools and resources to health workers on the frontlines globally, including PPE, testing kits, trainings, and more. Additionally, the Fund supports the rapid development of a vaccine and therapeutics.”
See May’s post below.
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