After the performance from their quarantine station, Queen & Adam Lambert have now released an official version of the imagining of the track, ‘We Are The Champions’, with the proceeds going to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for The World Health Organization.
The updated version of the track is titled as ‘You Are The Champions’, which was worked on virtually between the UK and LA by the band whilst in quarantine.
A joint statement on the track is as follows:
“By each playing our part and addressing the difficult times we are all sharing we will win this challenge. During this time our thoughts and thanks are with those dedicated medical heroes standing up to the battle daily on our behalf. They are the champions. You are the champions.”
“It seems to me we should dedicate this one to all the front-line soldiers fighting for humanity against the insurgent coronavirus,” explains Brian May. “Just like our parents, grandparents, and great grandparents who fought for us in two world wars, those brave warriors in the front line are our new champions. That means the doctors, nurses, cleaners, porters, drivers, tea-ladies and gentlemen, and all who are quietly risking their lives daily to save the lives of our kin. Champions all!!!”
“As a father with a daughter in the front line, I am ultra-aware of the vital work they are doing daily to save us and our society,” adds Roger Taylor. “Their bravery and sacrifice must not be prejudiced by anything less than a one hundred per cent effort by our governments to protect them. They are precious to us all and they are truly our champions.”
“It is with the deepest gratitude to all those on the frontline all over the world that we dedicate our performance. Thank you for keeping us safe, we are in awe of your bravery and strength.”
Check out the track below: