Brian May recalls how Queen's Freddie Mercury wrote 'A Winter’s Tale' and why it is one of his favorite songs
Freddie Mercury was an integral part of the band 'Queen' and even now is remembered by people for his exceptional performance and life.
Four years after he died the band released their final album while also managing to make it to the Top 10 hits with their song 'A Winter's Tale'. The song was very dear to Mercury. His friend and bandmate, Brian May, recalls how the singer composed that song.
"Freddie wrote the song in Montreux, in a little house on the lake that we called The Duck House," he said, according to a report by Express.
"The extraordinary thing is he’s talking about life and its beauty at a time when he knows he hasn't got very long to go. Yet there's no wallowing in emotion, it's just absolutely purely observed. So that's the way I wanted my solo to be."
May recalled that the song made him feel various emotions. "It was one of those things where I could hear it in my head, long before I actually got to play it," he said.
May believed that as he played the song he could feel the emotions Mercury was going through at that time. "And when I recorded it, at my home studio, in my head I was there with Freddie in Montreux in those moments, even though this was happening long after he was gone," he added.
Mercury was known as one of the best live performers but unfortunately his career was cut short after he was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.
For a long time, Mercury denied these claims and went off the limelight. He would record songs with his band but not as much as he used to.
May also revealed that the band members knew about his illness and were ready to run things at his pace. The band was able to record quite a few of the songs with the late singer before his death.