- 15 Apr 20
Queen‘s Brian May has joined forces with upcoming London band Kings Daughters on ‘Get Up’ – which has been released to raise spirits during the coronavirus lockdown.
The guitarist plays on the track which he also co-wrote and produced, with 10% of the proceeds from sales going to mental health charity, MIND.
Brian May has lent his talents to the new track, as well as appearing in the music video alongside the band themselves and fans from 44 different countries (with a cameo from British comedian Matt Lucas) dancing from their homes amid the global coronavirus lockdown.
There’s even a nod to Queen’s I Want To Break Free video, and shots of May on his roof playing guitar.
Speaking of the track, May said: “It feels like an amazingly healing song.”
“It’s an emotionally lifting track and we thought if ever there was a time to release the track, then this is it. This might be the worst time to launch a career, but we feel good about it and we’ve teamed up with mental health charity MIND to benefit them. They’ll be invaluable in helping people through this,” he said.
Talia Dean, the lead singer of Kings Daughters, said: “Working with Brian just allowed the song to come to life. I’d played it to him before, but when he first talked about recording the track in the studio, we were just floored."
“We couldn’t believe it and took a minute or two to realise what was happening. He just loved the track, and now he’s turned it into this huge anthem – it’s bigger than we could have imagined it to be," the singer says. "He got the message and he understood the heart behind it.”
Watch the video below.