Roger Taylor Reflects On Brian May’s Reluctance to Make New Queen Music
While many Queen fans have been desperately waiting for a new Queen song featuring Adam Lambert, the band members, especially Brian May, continue to show reluctance. The band is already working on some music to release, but recently, the drummer Roger Taylor revealed that May lost interest.
After the death of Freddie Mercury in 1991, Queen had difficulties taking the stage and continuing to create. Before Freddie left this world, he had given his band some materials to work with after his death, and the band released their latest studio album in 1995 called ‘Made in Heaven‘ as a tribute to Freddie.
Queen and Adam Lambert first performed in 2009 on American Idol, when Lambert was a contestant. Even though he was the runner-up of that season, Queen snatched him and proposed that he join them. They started touring after 2012, and Adam Lambert was welcomed in the band but never replaced Freddie. They made sure to clarify that Lambert was there individually and not as a representation of Freddie. Hence, their name always remained Queen + Adam Lambert.
Because their shows and performances were very successful and loved by fans, people started to expect some new material from the collaboration. Even though they talked about working on a new record together, the band seems reluctant about it, especially May. Adam Lambert had also stated that he is afraid of disappointing Queen fans. Recently Roger Taylor also touched upon the subject and revealed his shock about May losing interest.
Here is what Taylor said about Brian May’s reluctance:
“Brian suddenly lost interest, and I don’t really know why. We started it in Nashville when we were all quite tired. We couldn’t decide on a title, and the lyrics felt a little too negative for Queen, maybe.”
Queen always knew what to release to make their fans happy, and according to Taylor, the song they have been working on might be considered negative compared to their previous songs. It seems challenging to create something on the level they did when Freddie Mercury was alive, which might be why Brian May is hesitant.