The world lost Queen frontman Freddie Mercury 23 years ago to AIDS, but that hasn’t stopped his legacy from influencing many musical artists and the organizations whose key goal is to combat the AIDS.
In honor of World AIDS Day (Dec. 1), Coca-Cola has teamed up with (RED), the AIDS organization founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver, to help rally and encourage people to take action and to donate to (RED).
The month-long global campaign has been named “Share the Sound of an AIDS-free Generation” with several musicians such as Avicii, OneRepublic, Wyclef Jean, Aloe Blacc and of course Queen joining the cause. Each week, a new artist will unveil a previously unheard song that will be available for download on iTunes.
This week, the first week of the campaign, found Queen debuting a new, unreleased song featuring vocals from Mercury.
“It’s been 23 years since the world lost our beloved Freddie Mercury,” said Queen guitarist Brian May.
“We’ve made extraordinary progress in the fight against AIDS in that time. But we cannot simply rest on the fact that the treatment is available. We must ensure that it is provided. Roger and I are proud to lend this rediscovered song to the (Coca-Cola) RED campaign, in the hope that Freddie’s powerful voice can inspire the world yet again.”
Check out the never before heard track, “Let Me in Your Heart Again” which was originally recorded for the group’s 1984 LP The Works,.
Donors in a giving mood can also qualify to win several perks including backstage passes to see Bono, a year of EDM with Avicii, a change to spend the day with OneRepublic, and the opportunity to see Queen with Adam Lambert on tour.