Brian May has shared a new and innovative video for “On My Way Up,” one of the highlights of his 1998 solo album, Another World.
The clip marks the release of a multi-format, meticulously repackaged deluxe edition of the album in Brian’s Gold Series, featuring the remastered original album alongside remixes, rarities and live tracks in the 2CD and box set formats.
The video shows Brian in a reflective mood in his home attic as he leafs through old photographs of himself and memorabilia from his stellar career.
“The central character of this song is someone who is basically a loser,” says May. “But has total belief and a kind of insane optimism, and he’s going somewhere, you know, ‘Man, I’m on my way’ kind of thing. So that’s what the song was.”
“It became imbued with different things once I got going on the track, but it’s basically funny. It’s funny, and it’s optimistic and loud,” added the Queen guitarist.
The 15-track rarities collection in the new edition of the album, titled Another Disc, also features Brian’s live version of “On My Way Up,” as performed in Paris in 1998, and a new guitar version.
The new “On My Way” Up clip is the latest in a series of videos highlighting the reissue of a landmark album in May’s solo career.
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