Freddie Mercury’s Isolated Vocals For Queen’s “Somebody To Love”

You can find Queen’s Somebody to Love on the band’s 1976 album A Day at the Races and was also featured on their compilation album Greatest Hits, but now you can hear Freddie Mercury’s isolated vocals for the song.

And if you think about it, it’s one of the few rock songs on the radio featuring a gospel choir. Written by Mercury at the piano, “Somebody to Love” is a soul-searching piece that questions God’s role in a life without love. Through voice layering techniques, Queen was able to create the soulful sound of a 100-voice choir, with that of only three voices: Mercury, Brian May and Roger Taylor. John Deacon sat this one out.