Listen: Queen guitarist Brian May drops spacey new hit 'New Horizons (Ultima Thule Mix)'
YouTube/Queen Official

Brian May has rung in the New Year with his first solo recording in 20 years. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has unveiled an official video for a brand new single “New Horizons (Ultima Thule Mix).”

Rolling Stone reports on Jan. 3 that Queen's lead guitarist named the song after NASA's New Horizons space mission. The Grammy winner released the clip on Tuesday to celebrate the probe's record-breaking accomplishment as it surpassed the farthest object ever reached when it passed an asteroid beyond Pluto on Jan. 1 named “Ultima Thule."

The multi-talented British rocker has a special interest in the project. Among his numerous credentials, the multi-platinum seller happens to hold a doctorate in astrophysics and joined the NASA mission as a collaborator on the science team back in 2015.

The video celebrates New Horizon's entire 12-year mission, opening with footage of the probe's liftoff back in 2006 with narration by the late Stephen Hawking. May's signature guitar sound and layered Queen-style vocal harmonies are present in abundance as May sings, “New horizons to explore/New horizons no one's ever seen before.”

Queen recently enjoyed renewed popularity with the massive success of their 2018 bio-film “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which will become available for home viewing in digital format on Jan. 22 and on Blu-ray and DVD formats on Feb. 12 via Fox. May will be back with his bandmates when Queen + Adam Lambert launches its Rhapsody Tour. The 23-city summer romp through North America kicks off July 10 in Vancouver, BC, at Rogers Arena and will wrap up Aug. 23 in Charlotte, NC, at Spectrum Center.

For the latest details on Brian May, click here. For more information on Queen, click here.