Watch Brian May Perform ‘Back To The Light’ With His Younger Self in New Video

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Watch Brian May Perform ‘Back To The Light’ With His Younger Self in New Video

Posted 15 Sep 2021
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Queen guitarist Brian May has travelled back in time to perform live with his younger self in a new video for his 1992 single Back to the Light, which was the title track from his debut solo album.

The clip sees a present-day Brian May wearing a face mask while walking through an empty concert hall before being transported back to a packed Brian May Band concert. After watching on briefly, modern-day May joins his 90s self on stage to deliver the song as a duet. The original footage comes from a 1993 live video for the track.

“I feel kind of affectionate looking back," May said in a statement. "Looking back at me 30 years ago, a young man with no idea of the incredible journey that was still to come."

Watch the video below:

Brian May | Back To The Light: The Time Traveller 1992-2021 [Official Video]

In a recent interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, May recalled a poignant conversation he had with legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury while working on his debut solo album, Back to the Light. 

“I said, ‘Do you want to sing it?’ He said, ‘No, I think you sing it beautifully, darling!’ He told me, ‘You should get on with it.’ Then I had this very strange conversation with him … he said, ‘Look, I know we’re in this difficult situation. We don’t know how long I’m going to be here. … You don’t want to put this track out, because it feels distasteful, because you feel like maybe you’re abandoning me or something.’ He said, ‘Don’t worry about it. I’m fine. What will happen, will happen. We’re carrying on as normal, creating, and you should be starting on your solo career. Because you’re going to probably need to do that.’”

WATCH: Freddie Mercury Sing ‘Time Waits For No One’ in Restored Solo Music Video from 1986

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