An Instagram fan account dedicated to Queen’s legendary frontman, Freddie Mercury, recently posted a rare interview of Freddie in which he talks about how his solo album would be like, eight years before he actually created one.
No one can deny the fact that Freddie Mercury is one of the most unforgettable rockstars of all time. His four-octave vocal range still gives people goosebumps and his flamboyant, confident style brings a smile of happiness and admiration to his fans’ faces.
Freddie Mercury passed away in 1991 at the age of 45, after battling AIDS for almost four years. Although Freddie has been gone for almost 30 years now, he still has a devoted fan club that keeps his memory alive and discovers his rare interviews.
One of Freddie’s fan pages recently posted a rare interview from 1977 in which he is asked what his solo album would be like. Even though Freddie gave this interview eight years before he released his first solo album, it looks like his vision of himself and his career didn’t change that much. In the interview, Freddie said that he had never thought about making a solo album before.
At that point, when asked to imagine a solo album, Freddie said that his solo album would consist of him singing and Roger, Brian, and John backing him. This answer made all the band members and the interviewer laugh.
Freddie’s genuine answer and dedication to his band warmed Queen fans’ hearts. Even though Freddie went on to lead a solo career, it was widely known that he missed performing with Queen and being a part of such an amazing band.
Here’s what Freddie Mercury said in the interview:
“I really haven’t thought of this really. Probably my solo album would consist of me singing with Roger, Brian, and John backing me.”
Here’s what the fan club wrote in the caption of their recent Instagram post:
“Freddie talking about what his first solo album would look like during an interview in 1977, 8 years before he released his first solo album. I love his smile so much, his laugh is the most precious thing in the world. Especially cause he’s laughing without any worries or shame here. Those are the best kind of laughs of Freddie and it really warms my heart.”
You can check out the rare interview posted by Freddie Mercury’s fan club below.