Julian Lennon makes his one-off portrayal of his late father John Lennon‘s “Imagine” available as NFT for a limited time in aid of Ukrainian refugee aid.
Julian’s “Imagine” went live on Thursday (May 20) at midnight on music NFT marketplace Yellowheart. It’s available through May 31 for $11.
The NFT includes a recording of Julian and Nuno Bettencourt‘s performance from Global Citizens Stand Up For Ukraine Social Media Rally, plus audio and visual renditions of the song and a personal narration by Julian himself.
“The war against Ukraine is an unimaginable tragedy and as a person and as an artist I have always felt that music finds a way to heal, comfort, gather and support in times of crisis,” said Julian. “Performing my father’s classic ‘Imagine’ was a very personal decision, but an obvious one as its lyrics reflect our collective desire for peace around the world. Partnering with YellowHeart to offer NFT artwork that includes my rendition of the song will provide fans with an opportunity to connect and unite through the song’s message of unity in a new and innovative way.’
The Stand Up For Ukraine rally raised an estimated $10.1 billion for refugees. A portion of the proceeds from the NFT Imagine will be donated to refugee aid in Ukraine through the non-profit organization Julian’s White Feather Foundation.
Discussing the cover in a conversation with this week Elton-JohnJulian explained his lifelong concerns about singing his father’s songs in public, but added that performing “Imagine” represents the most meaningful way he can make a difference.
For more information on the Imagine NFT, see here.