It’s likely you at least know the melody for Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The song written by Freddie Mercury and released in 1975 has an iconic melody and uses a range of all four of the British band member’s voices.
Fast forward to 2013 when one man sang the whole song — all parts — himself, stitching a recording of him playing all the roles into one YouTube video. To make it even more amazing, he altered the lyrics to teach about physics.
Physics can come with a stigma of being boring or difficult to understand. Well, this video — even if it doesn’t change your mind about this stigma — is entertaining for both the physics lover and hater for its sheer musical genius.
“Bohemian Gravity” was created by A Capella Science, which is an “utterly nerdy online video project by Tim Blais.” Blais describes himself on his Facebook page as a “physics master’s student and lifelong harmony addict.”
He wrote that he began the project “after years of tension between his creative and academic side”.
Watch his latest musical endeavor (see if you can hold out to spot the Einstein sock puppet):
Blais wrote that he considers A Capella Science “the single most comprehensively nerdy endeavour ever conceived.”
Wondering what tech Blais used to create “Bohemian Gravity?” Aside from the programs used to record and pull together clips into one video, Blais wrote that his “science-parody creations are 100 (percent) originally recorded and made out of unaltered sounds from his mouth, throat and vocal cords.” No synthesizers here.
He said of his project that he has “no idea whether this will take off, but knows he will love every minute of it.”
If by some chance you’ve never heard the original “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen, take a listen: