Brian May Releases First Solo Single in 20 Years

Queen’s guitarist Brian May has released a new song titled “New Horizons,” his first solo single in 20 years. The track was inspired by NASA’s space probe New Horizons and even made its debut on NASA TV just shortly after midnight on New Years Day to coincide with the probe’s passing of Ultima Thule in the Kuiper Belt.

May, an astrophysicist, commented on the project stating, “I was inspired by the idea that this is the furthest that the Hand Of Man has ever reached. It will be by far the most distant object we have ever seen at close quarters, through the images which the space craft will beam back to Earth.”

Listen to the song below:

 
Photo Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute
Jennifer Minor