Pop heartthrob Shawn Mendes and singer-songwriter Teddy Geiger have joined forces to honor Queen and David Bowie with a cover of their timeless hit “Under Pressure.”
Did this cover of @QueenWillRock “Under Pressure” for the Bohemian Rhapsody film with @teddygeiger, to honor Freddie, and for a cause really close to our hearts, to benefit the Mercury Phoenix Trust in the fight against HIV / AIDS. Hope you love it x https://t.co/jczFNYkuFW pic.twitter.com/mLiInBXGNO
— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) October 11, 2018
The stripped-down acoustic cover of the finger-snapping 80s hit was recorded for the Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack. Proceeds from the song, Mendes writes, will be donated to “a cause really close to our hearts, to benefit the Mercury Phoenix Trust in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Hope you love it.”
Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor and the band’s manager Jim Beach set up the Mercury Phoenix Trust in 1992 to fund HIV/AIDS initiatives globally. Mercury died of complications related to AIDS in 1991.
“Shawn is a hugely talented artist and he and Teddy have given us a stunning version of this Queen and David Bowie classic,” said Beach in a statement. “All of us at The Mercury Phoenix Trust are eternally grateful to Shawn and UMG for helping us in this way in the ongoing fight to conquer the global AIDS epidemic.”
Bohemian Rhapsody is out November 2.