Arriving just as the highly-anticipated Bohemian Rhapsody roars into theaters, Troye Sivan released a stripped-down version of Queen’s “Somebody To Love.”
Sivan’s cover of the Queen classic is the last of three covers celebrating the iconic band, the upcoming biopic, and in support of the Mercury Phoenix Trust (MPT). The MPT was founded in 1992 by Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor and Queen’s manager Jim Beach to support the global fight against HIV/AIDS.
Sivan’s cover follows 5SOS’s rendition of “Killer Queen” and Shawn Mendes and Teddy Geiger’s take on “Under Pressure.”
“I’m so beyond honored to have been asked to cover ’Somebody to Love’ by Queen, a masterful song by the most legendary band,” said Sivan in a press release.
“Troye’s version is a unique take on this Queen classic,” said Beach. “It is both moving and totally original. Thank you from us all at the Mercury Phoenix Trust—fighting AIDS worldwide.”
Bohemian Rhapsody is in theaters now.