The first trailer of Freddie Mercury's biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" dropped last night. And from the looks of it, Rami Malek has perfectly embodied Freddie's persona.
Born as Farrokh Bulsara to Gujarati parents from India, Freddie lived his early days in India and Tanzania. At the age of 17, Freddie and his family moved to England, where he sold second-hand clothes with his girlfriend Mary Austin. He also played with several bands before he finally joined Queen and took over the world.
So, why is Freddie considered as the greatest singer of all time? His flamboyant performances were ahead of his time. His voice was able to reach notes that were almost impossible to sing. He sang with an incisive sense of rhythm. He wrote lyrics with revolutionary words; unlocking the truths of pain, life, love, and everything else.
Here are the reasons that made Freddie an immortal legend.
All the characters are looking uncanny to the original band members but Rami Malek has stolen the show. His mannerisms, his dialect, and his appearance are remarkable. He really did bring Freddie back to life.
There are only a few people who haven't listen to this song. Queen were just not a concert, they were an experience, a liberation towards the wild side of human nature.
The lead singer of The Who, Roger Daltrey, called Mercury "The best virtuoso rock 'n' roll singer of all time. He could sing anything in any style. He could change his style from line to line and, God, that's an art. And he was brilliant at it."
David Bowie said, "Of all the more theatrical rock performers, Freddie took it further than the rest... he took it over the edge. And of course, I always admired a man who wears tights. I only saw him in concert once and as they say, he was definitely a man who could hold an audience in the palm of his hand."
British magazine spectator wrote about Freddie, "A performer out to tease, shock and ultimately charm his audience with various extravagant versions of himself." A magnetic personality who drifted the eyes of the crowd as he moved on stage.
Queen's guitarist Brian May wrote on a special Google blog, "The last person at the back of the furthest stand in a stadium feel that he was connected."
Freddie would take a chug of beer on stage, drenched in sweat. But he would look cool as a breeze and felt lighter than air. He would try to get the audience to sing with him, and in the end say, 'fuck you', which send the mass into a state of euphoria.
The spectrum, the range, the lyrics, and the performance of Bohemian Rhapsody is unmatched in history. With lines like, "I'm just a poor boy nobody loves me," and "Nothing really matters to me," Freddie touched a depth of human life.