Sunday, December 15, 2019

Queen release Thank God It’s Christmas animated video

Queen have released a new animated music video for their 1984 single, “Thank God It’s Christmas.”

A rare songwriting collaboration between guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, the song spent six weeks in the UK charts over the Christmas/New Year period 1984/1985, and enjoyed a second run in Christmas 1995 when it was coupled with the hit single, “A Winter’s Tale”, from the “Made In Heaven” album.

Directed and animated by Justin Moon – alongside a companion lyric video version – the concept for the new animated editions came directly from the Queen duo.

“Ironically, Christmas tends to be such a stressful time for so many of us,” says Taylor. "So many emotions, joyful memories of past Christmas’ as delighted children and responsible adults / parents. It's just a great relief when it finally happens.”

“The video goes a little further,” adds May, “by including a subtle reminder that we as humans now need to feel a responsibility for the welfare of ALL creatures on Earth - not just for our own benefit, and that of our grandchildren, but out of respect for the rights of the animals themselves.”

Queen and Adam Lambert will resume their Rhapsody Tour next month with shows in South Korea and Japan.

Queen were named the No. 10 Rock News Artist Of The Year as part of the 2019 hennemusic Rock News Awards.

See also:

Queen and Adam Lambert expand Rhapsody tour residency in London
Rock News Artist Of The Year No. 10: QUEEN
Queen guitarist Brian May recovering from leg surgery
Queen wins American Music Award for Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack
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