Queen is focusing on touring with current frontman Adam Lambert these days, but the group's Brian May has something new coming this year.
The guitarist has announced an April 7 release for Golden Days, his second album with British singer Kerry Ellis. In a statement May describes the follow-up to 2010's Anthems as "a true collaboration between Kerry and myself. Five years ago, 'Anthems' was the result of me producing an exciting new artist...The new record has both our names on it and breaks new ground. We produced it ourselves together as a team. I feel confident it's the best thing we've ever done and a worthy testament to 13 years of belief. It also happens to feature Britain's most beautiful voice."
Ellis adds that, "This new album has been a real journey of discovery and I feel so proud of how Brian and I have developed over the years; We have learnt how to work together and inspire each other to create special performances and music. The album is really a mixture of our experiences and has a story behind each song. Brian and I have had such fun developing it and can't wait for people to hear it."
Golden Days features 13 tracks. May and Ellis have toured together in the past but currently have nothing scheduled; Queen + Adam Lambert kick off a 25-city North American tour on June 23 in Phoenix.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.