AT LIVE VIRTUAL GIG 29 SEPT WITH MYSTERY GUEST
BRIAN MAY has produced a new Kings Daughters track, which is launching at a live virtual gig with a very special guest on September 29.
21 September 2020 by George Simpson
Back in April, Queen guitarist Brian May took part in the world’s first international lockdown launch party for Kings Daughters’ uplifting single ‘Get Up’. Now the 73-year-old has produced a new song for the band called ‘Dancing in the Rain’. The track is to honour those we lost to coronavirus during the lockdown.
Last month, the public was invited to submit photos of loved ones who passed away in the pandemic to feature in the music video. The move was prompted as lead singer Talia Dean’s best friend passed away and she was unable to attend the funeral due to COVID law. ‘Dancing in the Rain’ is her way of saying goodbye and now Kings Daughters are ready to release the single at their first gig, a live virtual event.
The online concert, which anyone in the world can watch, will take place on September 29 and see a very special guest drop in. The virtual gig is part of the Keep New Bands Alive and Gigging movement, which takes place at Warehouse V. Their aim is to entertain the public at home while they can’t attend concerts physically and have the opportunity to donate whatever they can to help new bands to continue their musical journey.
Kings Daughters will perform at the venue on September 29 from 8-8:45pm. The band will sing both singles ‘Dancing in the Rain’ and ‘Get Up’ among other tracks.
The accompanying music video for the new track is set in the beauty and mystery of Surrey’s haunted Silent Pool. Talia Dean is styled as a grief-stricken Ophelia with history rewritten to reflect the song’s message of survival. Her bandmates and ‘soul sisters’ Isabel and Vicky, cast as Shakespearean maidens, alter the protagonist’s fate, saving her from drowning.
Kings Daughters offered anyone who has been affected the chance to say a powerful, unified and heartfelt goodbye by submitting a photograph of a lost loved one to appear in the music video.
A spokesperson for the band said: “Alongside the Hamlet narrative, faces flash up of the souls lost from across the world – including Talia’s beloved – to commemorate them together and give the living closure to keep on living. Many of us did not get the chance to say goodbye to loved ones in the way we would have liked and the absence of ceremony has left an almighty void. The song inspires hope in others, not to give up, to feel the presence of the ones they have lost and to ‘keep on moving.'”
The world of performing arts and, indeed, the world itself may have ground to a halt, but this new endeavour is just one project Brian May is involved with at the moment.
Earlier this year, Express.co.uk spoke with his long-term collaborator Kerry Ellis, who shared how the Queen icon is always on the go. She said: “He doesn’t sit still, he’s never not doing something. There’s never a down day, he never gets a minute to himself – a really busy guy.You kind of forget he’s in his seventies but he’s incredibly energetic and does so many things.”