It’s been a month since Queen + Adam Lambert shared their Live Around The World album, and the group portrayed the healing power of music on Friday (Nov. 6) when they unveiled the performance video for the album’s “Somebody to Love.”
Set at the Isle Of Wight Festival in 2016, marking Queen and Lambert’s first UK festival together, the American Idol alum belted out the Freddie Mercury-written 1976 classic with ease, engaging the crowd for a powerful final chorus and jamming out with his bandmates.
“Adam has the ability to sing anything and everything we throw at him,” Roger Taylor said of Lambert’s vocal abilities in a press statement. “There’s nothing he can’t handle. Our songs are big and theatrical and Adam fits that easily. I think he’s the best singer around. His range is staggering.”
“Some of Queen’s songs are just so vocally athletic and physically demanding, ” Lambert said of the music. “For example, ‘The Show Must Go On’ is certainly demanding, ‘Who Wants To Live Forever’ goes from zero to 99. ‘Somebody to Love’ is really intense and big.”
Watch the “Somebody to Love” performance video below.