LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 01: Guitarist Brian May of Queen + Adam Lambert performs as the group kicks off its 10-date limited engagement, "The Crown Jewels," at Park Theater at Park MGM on September 1, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Brian May is already having an out of this world 2019.

The Queen guitarist released “New Horizons,” his first solo track since 1998, on New Year’s Day.  The track serves as a tribute to NASA’s New Horizons mission and premiered from NASA’s Maryland headquarters.  The track is the perfect partnership for May, who has a doctorate in astrophysics.

The New Horizons mission, itself, saw a NASA spacecraft flyby Ultima Thule, the most-distant object in space to ever be visited by humankind.  May playfully said in a press conference, “This is probably going to be hard, because I can’t think of anything that rhymes with Ultima Thule.”

Despite that rhyme problem, May more than managed to write a great song.

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.