A couple of years ago, you may recall that a group of celebrities attracted widespread ridicule for releasing a video of themselves performing John Lennon's "Imagine." Although this move appeared to have the intention of lifting people's spirits as the pandemic emerged, critics pointed out that it came across as out of touch and even hypocritical as those singing it didn't have many of the same worries as the people they were singing to.
Another issue was that their rendition didn't really accomplish anything, but the same already cannot be said for a version Julian Lennon has recently performed for the Stand Up for Ukraine campaign.
Because not only does he have a closer connection to the original artist than any of those celebrities did, but his performance was done for a purpose that his peace advocate father was endlessly passionate about.
But according to him, this wasn't a song he ever had any intention of singing.