'Scandal': A hit that accuses the media of inhumanity
The song is depicted as a crime of imprudence in the digital age, which has influenced the artist. The background of the song revolves around two artists of the band. The first is Freddie Mercury, an English artist, best known as the lead singer of rock band Queen. The whole world was shocked to hear that Freddie died on November 24, 1991, the day after he announced he had AIDS. But Mary had known before. In seven years with AIDS, Freddie absolutely did not want to let anyone know because he did not want to become a lucrative commodity for the media. He chose silence and, of course, was with Mary. However, that wasn’t done. Based on the rumors, the press constantly chased news of rock legend once. In the last days of his life, Freddie was always chased by the press.
The second is Brian May. He stated in interviews that he suffered from severe depression in the late 1980s and early 1990s, for reasons relating to his first difficult marriage, his failure as a husband and dad. All was aggravated when it was promoted by the media.
"Scandal" is a song by British rock band Queen. It was released as the fourth single from The Miracle album in 1989 and reached #25 in the UK. The video for the song is a live performance of a band that looks like a newspaper - it was filmed at Pinewood Studios in September 1989 and featured a "disgust" appearance of Mercury.
The album reached #1 in the UK, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland, and #24 on US Billboard 200. The album was recorded as the band recovered from Brian May's marriage problems and Freddie Mercury's AIDS diagnosis in 1987. The recording began in January 1988 and lasted throughout the year. Since its debut, the song in particular and the album have generally had a strong influence in the critics. The Sun-Sentinel has hailed Freddie Mercury's voice as a gentle opera with the extremely ingenious tone.
Allmusic said: "Miracle is a supreme sound punch and brings back the rich sounds of Queen's past classics with a mix of pop and heavy rock. The album is another global shock, and also one of Queen's strongest albums in the 80's”. This is also the last album to have all four original band members on the front cover.
In the era of information technology boom, there are a lot of songs denounce the paparazzi as songs of Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Radio Head, Eminem, etc. Each singer has a different theme, but no one can deny that "scandal" is a strong accusation.
By: Roxana Edwards