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Julian Lennon, John Lennon’s son, performs ‘Think about’ for 1st time

Julian Lennon, John Lennon’s son, performs ‘Think about’ for 1st time

Julian Lennon had vowed to solely carry out the tune if it was the “Finish of the World.” However the warfare in Ukraine has modified that.

WASHINGTON — After years of avoiding the request, John Lennon’s son, Julian, has carried out his father’s worldwide hit “Think about.” 

Chosen because the closing section for International Citizen’s Stand Up for Ukraine fundraiser occasion in Warsaw on Saturday, the 59-year-old, accompanied by guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, carried out a heartfelt rendition of the tune usually recalled in instances of warfare or battle, with its lyrics calling for unity and peace.

The occasion culminated in additional than $10 billion price of pledges to assist Ukrainian refugees, in response to International Citizen.

On his YouTube channel, Lennon defined why he has beforehand averted publicly performing the tune, and why the state of affairs in Ukraine had provoked him to lastly give-in to years of requests. 

“I had all the time mentioned, that the one time I might ever think about singing ‘Think about’ can be if it was the ‘Finish of the World,'” Lennon wrote. “The Battle on Ukraine is an unimaginable tragedy. As a human, and as an artist, I felt compelled to reply in essentially the most important method I may.”

“[John Lennon’s] lyrics replicate our collective need for peace worldwide,” the publish continued. “As a result of inside this tune, we’re transported to an area, the place love and togetherness turn out to be our actuality, if however for a second in time.”

Since Russia invaded Ukraine greater than six weeks in the past, greater than 4 million individuals have fled Ukraine, with greater than half going to Poland and others heading to nations like Moldova, Romania and Hungary. 

An extra 6.5 million have been displaced internally. These numbers are anticipated to swell because the warfare drags on, the World Financial institution mentioned. 

The Related Press contributed to this report. 

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