The Flaming Lips have uploaded a studio cover of Queen‘s enduringly popular 1975 single ‘Bohemian Rhapsody‘ – interlaced with some not-particularly-SFW sun bathing footage – to their YouTube page. Check it out below.
The Flaming Lips are making a habit of delivering high profile covers, with the video arriving just a short time after several hints were dropped on Twitter that they may be giving The Stone Roses‘ seminal debut album the re-working treatment following a similar project centred around Pink Floyd‘s ‘Dark Side Of The Moon‘, which was released in 2009.
One thing we can be sure about is the impending release of the band’s thirteenth regular studio effort. ‘The Terror‘ has been produced by both the band and Dave Fridmann in New York’s Tarbox Studios and will be available from April 1st.
“Why would we make this music that is ‘The Terror’ – this bleak, disturbing record? I don’t really want to know the answer that I think is coming: that we were hopeless, we were disturbed and, I think, accepting that some things are hopeless,” frontman Wayne Coyne has said of the record. “Or letting hope in one area die so that hope can start to live in another? Maybe this is the beginning of the answer.”