It was a case of wanting to express just me. Up to that point I’d been in a band, which is such a collective.

But it’s sort of inevitable that you think you want to do something that you solely want to do and not have to get three other people’s okay. So yeah, but it was ultimately about self expression.

That said, I was always very happy working in the group context with Queen and when I look back now I was actually happier working in the group context because we always felt we were more invulnerable as a band rather than being on your own, which is much more of a vulnerable situation.