Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor have revealed that a 'lost' song, featuring the band's late singer Freddie Mercury, will be released in September.

Speaking to Zoe Ball on BBC Radio 2, Queen's drummer Taylor said: "We did find a little gem from Freddie that we'd kind of forgotten about."

He added: "It's wonderful. Actually, it was a real discovery. It's from the Miracle sessions (in the late 1980s), and I think it's going to be out in September."

Mercury died from AIDS-related complications in 1991 at the age of 45.

Speaking about how the track was discovered, guitarist May said: "It was kind of hiding in plain sight.

"We looked at it many times and thought, 'Oh no, we can't really rescue that'.

"But in fact, we went in there again and our wonderful engineering team went, 'OK, we can do this and this'. It's like kind of stitching bits together."

Brian May and Roger Taylor (pictured at the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills in January 2019)

He added: "But it's beautiful. It's touching."

Taylor went on to describe the upcoming release as "a very passionate piece".

Along with Mercury, May (74) and Taylor (72) founded the band, best known for hits including Bohemian Rhapsody and We Will Rock You, in 1970.

May and Taylor performed as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace over the weekend.

Along with Adam Lambert, their lead singer since 2011, Queen performed a number of their biggest hits including We Will Rock You and Don't Stop Me Now.

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Queen and Lambert (40) are also currently on a European tour.

Source: Press Association

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