I have been a serious Queen fan since the eighth grade. For a school project, my classmates and I were asked to do a presentation on someone in the music industry, and I decided to do mine on Queen.
I’ve been hooked ever since.
A couple of weeks ago, my mom and I went to theatres to see Bohemian Rhapsody, and the movie only intensified my love for the band even more, which I didn’t think was possible.
I genuinely cannot get enough of these guys and their music.
I think what I love so much about Queen is not only their eclectic music, but further the band members themselves. As Freddie Mercury says in the film, “we’re four misfits who don’t belong together, we’re playing for the other misfits. They’re the outcasts, right at the back of the room. We’re pretty sure they don’t belong either. We belong to them,” and I think the band’s passion to appeal to everyone is what makes their music and their presence so astounding still today, and likely for years to come.
There isn’t another solo artist or band who has put out as many songs that I categorize as my favourites, and no matter how often I listen to the same tracks, over and over and over, I don’t grow tired of them. I think that speaks to the eternal impact their music had, and will always have, on the music industry.
It truly saddens me to consider how much more music the band could have produced if Freddie Mercury hadn’t passed so young, but, at the same time, knowing how deeply these men impacted the music scene in their prime and still today gives me great pleasure.
If you’re not overly familiar with Queen’s music, I urge you to familiarize yourself. It just might change your life, like it did mine.