All done in isolation from London, Cornwall and Los Angeles via Instagram on their mobile phones, the resulting recording has been finished, mixed and mastered, and has been released under the title You Are the Champions, with all proceeds going towards Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organisation.
Brian May said of the recording: “It seems to me we should dedicate this one to all the front-line soldiers fighting for humanity against the insurgent coronavirus. Just like our parents, grandparents, and great grandparents who fought for us in two world wars, those brave warriors in the front line are our new champions. That means the doctors, nurses, cleaners, porters, drivers, tea-ladies and gentlemen, and all who are quietly risking their lives daily to save the lives of our kin. CHAMPIONS ALL!!!”
Meanhwile, Roger Taylor said: “As a father with a daughter in the front line, I am ultra-aware of the vital work they are doing daily to save us and our society. Their bravery and sacrifice must not be prejudiced by anything less than a one hundred per cent effort by our governments to protect them. They are precious to us all and they are truly our champions.”