​Freddie Mercury and the rest of Queen will be honored with a biopic set for release next month. 


Universal Music will provide the score for the movie, Bohemian Rhapsody, and is releasing three Queen covers from various artists in support of both the movie and The Mercury Phoenix Trust, a charity organization named after Freddie that combats HIV/AIDS worldwide. 


The first cover arrived Thursday from pop sensation and record-breaking artist ​Shawn Mendes, with his rendition of the hit "Under Pressure," produced by and featuring Teddy Geiger. 

​​"I am so honored to be able to support the amazing legacy of Freddie and Queen by doing a cover of one of my favorite songs, 'Under Pressure,'" Mendes ​said in a statement. 


While his show of support is beyond admirable, this cover isn't... his best. The online takes have ranged from "This ain't it, chief" to a few more positive responses.

​​The dilemma Mendes and other artists doing covers will confront is, frankly, they are not Freddie. The legendary frontman's vocal prowess is ​widely seen as the best in music history. Here's an example from the band's performance at Live Aid, which the new movie revolves around: 

​​And to make things even more difficult for Mendes and Geiger, "Under Pressure" features one of the most influential artists of all time in the iconic David Bowie, so it's no surprise it cannot be topped.


However, the significant thing is the cover was done as a charitable act, which ​Mendes is not unfamiliar with.

Bohemian Rhapsody will be released Nov. 2 and is expected to have a ​$30 million box office opening.