Julian Lennon is utilizing his dad John Lennon‘s music to bring individuals together in the middle of the Russian intrusion of Ukraine.
On April 8, the 59- year-old singer-songwriter published a video of himself performing his dad’s 1971 hit “Imagine” for the very first time ever to reveal assistance for the war-torn nation. In the video, Lennon and a guitar player carry out the tune in a dark space brightened by candle lights.
“The War on Ukraine is an unimaginable tragedy,” Julian captioned the post. “As a human, and as an artist, I felt compelled to respond in the most significant way I could. So today, for the first time ever, I publicly performed my Dad’s song, ‘IMAGINE.'”
Lennon included that he chose to carry out the tune “after all these years” since he seemed like his dad’s lyrics resonated with the chaos taking place worldwide.
“I had always said, that the only time I would ever consider singing ‘IMAGINE’ would be if it was the ‘End of the World.'” he shared. “But also because his lyrics reflect our collective desire for peace worldwide. Because within this song, we’re transported to a space, where love and togetherness become our reality, if but for a moment in time…”