Brian May’s new single to have first play at Nasa
The Queen guitarist’s new song will be played on New Year’s Day to coincide with the spacecraft New Horizons’ flyby of a mysterious cosmic object.
Brian May’s new single will premiere at Nasa.
The Queen guitarist, 71, is releasing his first solo work in over two decades, New Horizons, a “tribute” to the spacecraft of the same name.
The single, being released digitally, will air for the first time at Nasa, in Maryland in the US, on New Year’s Day.
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EPISODE 2 !! New Horizons sneak preview. Episode 3 is under construction ! And the full song will be unleashed on New Years Day, during the encounter of the New Horizons probe with Kuiper Belt Object MU 69 - Ultima Thule. To see Episode 1 - the launch - please revisit my IG feed about 18 posts ago ! And please search and visit the NASA New Horizons site. Thanks John Miceli for mighty drums. Thanks Kris Fredriksson for genius protools video work. And thanks Alan Stern ! Remember, folks, you can ‘reverse pinch’ your fingers on the phone screen to zoom in and see what’s going on here more clearly. Cheers all - Bri
Spacecraft New Horizons is on course for a flyby of the Ultima Thule object on January 1, when it is expected to break its own record for humanity’s most distant tour of a cosmic object.
The track will be May’s first official solo single since Why Don’t We Try Again, in 1998.
He said: “For me it’s been an exciting challenge to bring two sides of my life together – astronomy and music.”
May, who has a doctorate in astrophysics, has been releasing clips of the track on Instagram and Twitter.