Brian May feels closest to Freddie Mercury when performing THIS – ‘It's ...

BRIAN MAY has shared exclusively with which song makes him feel the closest connection to Freddie Mercury's spirit when performing.

PUBLISHED: 12:01, Thu, Oct 15, 2020 | UPDATED: 12:05, Thu, Oct 15, 2020

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Freddie Mercury died almost 30 years ago, but his legacy is continued by Queen and Adam Lambert to this day. The band’s new No 1 live album Live Around The World features a number of nods and tributes to the late star. And now Brian May has revealed which song makes him feel the closet connection to Freddie’s spirit when he’s performing.

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Speaking exclusively with, May said: “Well it has to be Love of My Life.”

The ballad, written by Freddie, originally featured on Queen’s 1975 album A Night at the Opera.

On performing it today, the 73-year-old explained: “I have my solo spot, which is a moment where I really climb off my pedestal and get close to the audience; which I love to do.

“It’s nice to be rock star zooming around on stage, but it’s lovely to do the opposite and go down and be very intimate.”

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brian playing and freddie performingBrian May feels closest to Freddie Mercury when performing THIS – ‘It's very emotional’ (Image: BM/GETTY)

brian and freddie performingBrian May gets "very emotional" performing Love of My Life (Image: GETTY)

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May continued: “So I can do anything I want there; loads of my own songs I could play, but the one I always want to play is Freddie’s Love of My Life.

“The way we’ve arranged it recently…it’s very strange, it’s very emotional doing it I have to say.

“I’m sitting there on a stool and

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