After a long and painful wait, Sarah Àlainn released her latest album One this friday, and it’s been running on repeat pretty much since. The physical album is still unavailable on import sites, so I grabbed it off Itunes in the meantime.
While I yet haven’t been able to import the La Diva album where Sarah sang with three others, I’m assuming that this is the same version from there. I can understand why everyone wants to make their own version of ”Bohemian Rhapsody”, possibly the greatest song ever written. Sarah sings the ballad parts beautifully without necessarily mimicking Freddie’s vocals, and the arrangement is slightly more classical in style rather than the rock opera of Queen. However, the mid section is ridiculous and only Queen can make it ridiculous in the right way. So the result is an epic, beautiful ballad with a rather silly part in the middle.