Queen fans pumped to catch the band during one of their upcoming stops on their current North American tour with current front Adam Lambert can check out a new lyric video for their single “Killer Queen.” The classic hit from their 1974 studio album Sheer Heart Attack is the latest entry from the legendary British rocker's extensive back catalogue to receive a new video release.
Bravewords report on July 3 that the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers posted the new clip on Monday at their official YouTube channel. The “Killer Queen” clip follows last week's lyric video release of their 1978 single “Don't Stop Me Now,” which was posted with translations in three other languages besides English in recognition of the band's huge international following.
The “Another Bites the Dust” hitmakers designed the clip karaoke style, using big block letters in easy to read white font at the top of the page. The performance used was taken from a 1974 television appearance by Queen on the BBC music show “Top of the Pops.”
The 3:03 minute video opens with Queen's late great frontman Freddie Mercury lip-syncing lead vocals to his own dubbed piano accompaniment. Mercury looks every bit the quintessential flamboyant 70s rock star, sporting a fur coat, white bell bottoms and black nail polish as he sings, “She keeps Moet et Chandon/In her pretty cabinet/'Let them eat cake' she says/Just like Marie Antoinette.”
The ode to a high class call-girl was penned by Mercury and became the multi-platinum seller's breakthrough single, reaching No. 2 in the U.K. and hitting the top 20 in North America. Fans can check out the lyric video above.
Queen + Adam Lambert launched their hugely successful tour of North America on June 23 in Phoenix in celebration of the 40th anniversary of their classic 1977 studio album News of the World. The summer romp continues in Canada on July 4 in Edmonton, Alberta. Tickets for a variety of Queen + Adam Lambert events are available at AXS.