Brian May’s Next Solo Release Could Be An Instrumental Album


The Queen guitarist Brian May said that his solo record could be an instrumental album. His last solo release was 1998’s ‘Another World’.


The guitarist is contemplating getting back in the studio to record a selection of instrumental tracks. He said, “I do think about it,” May said of the possibility of making a new album. “And strangely enough, I think it probably would be instrumental this time. Because I have enough ideas. And I have lots of unfinished business.”


He also explained “We have a big world of touring to do…And we’ve been postponing and postponing the Queen tour, which we started just before COVID happened.”

Then he added, “Next May we will be doing a bunch of touring. Once that’s done, I think I will have the opportunity to sit down, and if I’m spared – as my mum used to say – and still functional, I think I might make the album.”


May said he’s never thought about releasing an instrumental album. He has always written his songs with a vocalist in mind. He said, “I don’t have the dazzling technical expertise of a Joe Satriani or a Steve Vai or Al Di Meola or Eddie Van Halen. But I just might.”