Legendary Queen co-founder and drummer Roger Taylor has released an animated video for his new solo single, “Isolation”. The clip was produced by Animind Studio 2020. Released on June 22, the song was recorded during the lockdown and is said to reflect “the current times of COVID-19.” Taylor told BBC Radio 6 Music about the inspiration for “Isolation”: “It was a frustration and a slight anxiety behind it all, so I just thought I would write a song about how to fill the day — routine in isolation. It’s something we are not used to. It is a direct reflection of how I was feeling at the time.”
The drummer’s latest solo album, his fifth, “Fun On Earth”, came out in 2013. Since then, Taylor has released three solo singles: 2017’s “Journey’s End”, 2019’s “Gangsters Are Running This World” and “Isolation”.
Queen + Adam Lambert recently recorded a new version of “We Are The Champions” — retitled “You Are The Champions” — as a tribute to workers on the frontline fighting coronavirus.
All proceeds made from the song will go towards the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization.