Queen have released an animated music video for their festive song Thank God It’s Christmas. You can watch it above. The single, first released in 1984, didn’t get a video or any accompanying visuals on its initial release in 1984
The clip, directed by Justin Moon and produced by Drew Gleason, was devised by queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor. Taylor spoke about the inspiration for the themes of the video: “Ironically, Christmas tends to be such a stressful time for so many of us. So many emotions, joyful memories of past Christmas’ as delighted children and responsible adults / parents. It’s just a great relief when it finally happens.”
May also added, “the video goes a little further by including a subtle reminder that we as humans now need to feel a responsibility for the welfare of ALL creatures on Earth – not just for our own benefit, and that of our grandchildren, but out of respect for the rights of the animals themselves.”
The release of the video comes after Queen announced five extra dates at the O2 Arena, London, on their upcoming 2020 tour, with vocalist Adam Lambert returning to take up the mic. Details for the tour can be found here.
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