Andrea Bocelli’s son Matteo Bocelli sings Freddie Mercury’s Love Of My Life

ByQuyen Anne

Mar 12, 2024

ANDREA BOCELLI’s son Matteo Bocelli has sung a cover of Freddie Mercury’s Queen song Love Of My Life, a track that Brian May says makes him very emotional.

Andrea Bocelli is one of the most renowned tenors singing today, but did you know his son Matteo Bocelli is also a talented vocalist? The 23-year-old event duetted with his father on the latter’s recent studio album Si with the singles Fall On Me and Ven a Mi. The two men performed together back in 2018 for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the Royal Variety Performance.

While last year during the Italian lockdown, Matteo shared his cover version of Freddie Mercury’s iconic Queen song Love Of My Life.

The impressive young singer really is his father’s son as he played the piano and beautifully sang the late star’s emotional lyrics.

One commenter on the video said: “I’m a fan of Queen and this is a stunning version of this song.

“Bravo Matteo! Please try to create your own music to definitely ‘spread your wings and fly away’.”

matteo on piano and freddie

A fan wrote: “Beautiful cover of a beautiful song! Also a sad reminder of such a brilliant talent no longer here to share his gifts with us.

While one said: “Freddie is throwing kisses now…

And another added: “Freddie would be delighted with your rendition of this beautiful song. I also am delighted with your amazing vocals.”

Last month, interviewed Andrea, who spoke of singing together with Matteo at home in lockdown.

andrea and matteo

andrea and matteo singing

Andrea told us: “It happens a lot, yes. Matteo hasn’t been with us lately, as he has spent a few weeks working in Australia. He is just back and we’re definitely planning to make up for lost time.”

Asked if a family album was in the works, the 62-year-old star replied: “It’s not a consideration at the moment. But.. never say never.”

Last year, spoke with Brian May who regularly performs Love of My Life on tour with Queen and Adam Lambert.

The 73-year-old rock star said how he felt closest to Freddie when performing the “very emotional song”.

On performing the 1975 track today, May explained: “I have my solo spot, which is a moment where I really climb off my pedestal and get close to the audience; which I love to do.

“It’s nice to be rock star zooming around on stage, but it’s lovely to do the opposite and go down and be very intimate. So I can do anything I want there; loads of my own songs I could play, but the one I always want to play is Freddie’s Love of My Life.

“The way we’ve arranged it recently…it’s very strange, it’s very emotional doing it I have to say. I’m sitting there on a stool and in the old days it would have been Freddie right beside me, while I play acoustics.”

The Queen guitarist said how he plays the track on an acoustic guitar while singing, before saying something spontaneous about Freddie.

During the concert performance, which is included in Queen and Adam Lambert’s new album Live Around The World, a virtual Freddie appears on a screen behind Brian to sing the last verse.

May added: “It’s just a beautiful moment, I love it so much.

“By that time the audience have lit up all their phones and we have a moment.

“The crowning glory is Freddie coming on and tying the whole thing up with a great sense of humour as he always did have, which I think is the icing on the cake. And then he’s gone and that’s it.”


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