The collaboration between Queen guitarist Brian May and N-Dubz mainman Dappy has been released online, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to watch the video for the track, ‘Rockstar’.
Speaking to the Daily Star, the rapper revealed that he has paid tribute to Amy Winehouse and the other members of the so-called ’27 club’, musicians who died at that age such as Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain and Janis Joplin on the track.
Dappy said of the inspiration behind ‘Rockstar’:
“It’s all about paying homage to the 27 Club and amazing artists such as Amy Winehouse. It’s a song about people getting to their lowest but it talks about turning a negative into a positive.”
The rapper also spoke about how he came in contact with May and revealed that the guitarist had told him that he was a “very different and unique”.
“Brian bigged me up for my last single and said I should win an Ivor Novello for lyrics. So I got his email and contacted him. It was a coincidence that track was called ‘Rockstar’. He told me, ‘You are a very different artist and unique, so carry on doing what you’re doing. There’s nobody else challenging you’.”