Brian May Opens Up About His Struggles During Pandemic While Releasing ‘Panic Attack 2021’ With Kerry Ellis
Queen lead guitarist Brian May opened up about the story behind his song ‘Panic Attack 2021’ in collaboration with Kerry Ellis during a recent interview with Louder Sound, apparently, the song stands as an anthem for hope especially after May experienced dark times last year just like everybody else.
As you might remember, ‘It’s Gonna Be All Right,’ also known as ‘The Panic Attack Song’ is a track from ‘Golden Days’ album which is the second studio album released by the duo Brian May and Kerry Ellis on 7 April 2017. Despite receiving mixed reviews from the music critics, the album managed to find itself a place on the UK’s Album Chart and climbed to number 27.
Four years after its release, the successful duo decided to re-release the track ‘The Panic Attack Song’ as it represents to survive and keep living even after the darkest times in somebody’s life which is exactly the message ever human needs at the moment thanks to a year the world lived with coronavirus pandemic.
Since the coronavirus pandemic is not going anywhere soon, people need hope and courage, apparently, that’s the exact reason why Brian May and Kerry Ellis decided to release a brand new version of their song as ‘Panic Attack 2021’ as Queen icon revealed during a recent interview.
Queen lead guitarist expressed the importance of hope as the whole world needs a brand new chapter in their lives, however, the coronavirus pandemic and our lives don’t seem to go any better sometime soon, according to May, therefore, the song represents how everybody feels, along with Brian May himself, as we all feel the panic, yet it’ll go away eventually.
Here is what May said:
“At the close of 2020, there was a feeling that perhaps saying goodbye to that year would bring relief from the pandemic and a new era of hope would now begin. Sadly, following a very muted and restricted celebration of Christmas, the New Year dawned with the realization that mankind’s struggle was probably going to get worse before it got better.
Kerry and I realized that The Panic Attack Song now potentially had a whole new meaning to literally millions of people around the world who felt a growing sense of panic. In the UK, there was definitely a feeling that we had all been cheated of our Happy New Year. So we wanted to mark the occasion in a completely real and transparent way.”
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