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, set up in 1992 (the year after Mercury’s death) to continue the fight against HIV/AIDS.
“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 commented in a statement.
‘’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,” noted Queen’s manager, Jim Beach, who co-founded MPT along with Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor. Listen to the mellow but moving version of Queen’s “Somebody to Love” here.