Over the next 50 weeks, the episodes will launch via Queen’s YouTube channel, starting with episode one that is available now and goes behind the song that started it all: Keep Yourself Alive, the band’s first single from 1973.
Brian May, who composed the song, says: “I wasn’t very sure that I was a songwriter, really, I just sort of had this idea, and strangely enough the lyrics for Keep Yourself Alive are meant to be kind of a comment, they’re meant to be slightly ironical.
“Everyone always did think that Keep Yourself Alive was just a jolly song about how great it is to be alive, but it’s actually more about asking the question ‘is there more to life than this?’ in a sense.”
You can watch the full episode below for more. Next week, the series will cover The Rainbow concert from 1974, and the track Killer Queen.