A Tribute to Freddie Mercury

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Sep. 5 would have been Freddie Mercury’s 73rd birthday. In honor of him, Queen released a new music video for “Love Me Like There’s No Tomorrow” from Mercury’s solo album titled “Mr. Bad Guy”. It portrays a homosexual relationship between two white blood cells, however, one contains the AIDS virus. It follows the struggles of the disease, social rejection, and recovery that is significant in LGBTQ history in that time period. The video was released not only in memory of him, but to also raise awareness to The Mercury Phoenix Trust, the AIDS research organization founded in his name by his fellow band members. It brings to light that the AIDS virus still impacts millions of lives around the world. 

 

The directors expressed to RollingStone, “We wanted to tell a story that was relevant to Freddie’s life, but not explicitly about him.”

 

The video begins by establishing the relationship between the two characters who parallel the same couple in “real life”, and they soon after reveal the main conflict of AIDS. Already facing the rejection of one of the main character’s father, they are also denied help from others. As their relationship progresses, so does the virus. Eventually, the virus takes over, but through the support and determination of his partner, he overcomes the disease and they grow old together. A happy ending that was achieved through many struggles.

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Watch Freddie Mercury’s Animated ‘Love Me Like There’s No Tomorrow’ Video