This anthem of a song just so happens to be my favourite song of all time. Released in 1975, the quality of the music video was a little scratchy, and there was no real meaning behind it. Throw a couple of cool effects and play with the lighting, and you’ve got at least something.
The song, however, has meaning; more meaning than we know. When Freddie Mercury wrote this ballad, it was him alone. One mind created it all.
You can watch the video here. (It wouldn’t let me embed the video)
There is no definite answer as to the meaning an story behind Bohemian Rhapsody, as the writer and legend is rockin’ out in heaven now, but we can take apart the parts of the song.
The Intro (0:00-0:49): The introduction to the song. Not the most powerful part, but worthy nonetheless.
The Ballad (0:49-2:35): The famous “Mama just killed a man” is sung in this section and the power increases.
A guitar solo (2:35-3:02): A pretty good one too.
Opera (3:02-4:07): The part that makes for a great car ride with your buddies. Someone does the high parts, and another does the low, and it makes for a fun time.
Guitar solo and hard rock (4:07-4:54): The solo- kudos Brian May, kudos- the hard rock, directed at an unspecified person, angrily sung word make a great head-bopping tune to jam out to.
Outro (4:54-5:55): The smooth melody, and the mesmerizing feel gives off a sense of giving up, but at the same time, becoming as peaceful as can be.
The video itself, at the time of release is considered amazing, but until we decipher what this masterpiece represents, I can conclude that the music has no relation to the song. I believe that, rather than putting meaning to the video, they just made it look cool.
A good video and a fantastic song, but they unfortunately do not connect to each other.