Julian’s NFT rendition of the song, including the full recording and a personal account, will be released on the YellowHeart Marketplace
NEW YORK, May 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — yellow heartNFT marketplace for music, ticketing and community tokens, which accepts both crypto and credit card payments, announced today an exclusive NFT of by Julian Lennon first recording of his father’s song, “Imagine” will be go live tomorrow 12pm ESToffering fans the opportunity to purchase the NFT for 11 days for $11, forever retaining a piece of this historic moment. In addition to a recording of the track, the NFT features audio and visual renditions of the song, including personal narration by Lennon and new visual artwork. Lennon’s historic rendition of the song was performed for the Global Citizen’s Stand Up for Ukraine Social Media Rally at April 2022who raised $10.1 billion for refugees. A portion of the proceeds from these NFT sales will be donated to Ukraine refugee relief through Lennon’s non-profit organization, The White Feather Foundation.
‘The war against Ukraine is an unimaginable tragedy, and as a human and an artist, I have always believed that music finds a way to heal, comfort, rally and support in times of crisis,’ mentioned Julian Lennon. ‘Performing my father’s classic “Imagine” was a very personal decision, but an obvious one given that his lyrics reflect our collective desire for world peace. Partnering with YellowHeart to offer NFT artwork that includes my rendition of the song will provide an opportunity for fans to connect and unite through the song’s message of unity in a new and innovative way..’
This audio and visual NFT rendition of “Imagine” features Lennon’s acoustic performance, accompanied by co-producer, Nuno Bettencourt on guitar and backing vocals. The audio recording is fused with meditative visuals featuring Lennon’s black and white pencil strokes, which evolve with pockets of light throughout the song. The NFT also includes new audio narration from Lennon outlining his motivation behind performing the song for the first time to benefit Ukraine.
‘We are delighted to collaborate with Julian Lennon for the second time to share this memorable NFT recording of the iconic song “Imagine” with fans around the world,’ mentioned Josh Katz, CEO and Founder of YellowHeart. ‘We are all passionate about supporting relief efforts to Ukraineand we’re proud that Julian has enlisted YellowHeart to help support his philanthropic work and honor the song’s inspirational messages by providing a platform for fans to engage with this historic moment..’
Artist – Julian Lennon
Songwriters – John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Producers – Julian Lennon & Nuno Bettencourt
Mixed – Steve Genewick
Mastered by Randy Merrillits sterling
Artist management – Rebecca Warfieldthe Chicane Group
Record label – BMG
Edition – Downtown Edition
Produced by Dick Carruthers
Animated by Tom Woodcraft
Creative contribution – Kagan Okudan
Photograph of Julian Lennon – Robert Ascroft for the agency Four Eleven
Stills of NFT – Robert Ascroft for the agency Four Eleven
On Julian Lennon:
by Julian Lennon the fusion of uplifting introspection and thoughtful social commentary with polished hooks has resulted in a compelling work spanning seven albums. Outside of the seven albums, Lennon has continuously contributed to musical projects that resonate with his artistic vision and core values. His debut album, Valotte (Atlantic), produced two top ten hits – the title track and “Too Late for Goodbyes” – and was nominated for a Grammy for “Best New Artist”. He went on to have No. 1 singles on the US rock charts. Internationally, one of his most popular songs, “Saltwater”, charted successfully worldwide, topping the charts. Australia for four weeks and reaching number six in the UK Later that year, Lennon returns with a new album, JUDE, (BMG), which contains a personal and powerful array of songs that reflect universal and relatable themes.
In early 2022, Lennon released the very first NFT versions of some Beatles memorabilia from his personal memorabilia collection, including by Paul McCartney handwritten notes for “Hey Jude”, and his father’s cape, John Lennonworn in the Beatles movie, To help!
About the White Feather Foundation:
Created in 2007 by Julian Lennon, The White Feather Foundation raises awareness for worthy organizations by amplifying their voices, expanding their communities of supporters and funding their initiatives. This is achieved through the support of projects around the world that promote education and good health; preserving indigenous cultures; preserve our environment and provide access to clean water for the conservation of life. whitefeatherfoundation.com
Founded in 2017, YellowHeart is an NFT marketplace for ticketing, music, and community tokens that accepts both crypto and credit card payments. Powered by distributed ledger technology, YellowHeart’s mission is to revolutionize the experience of buying and selling tickets and music. YellowHeart’s platform was designed to help the entire industry move to the next phase of ticketing, putting artists and fans back in control. YellowHeart is an early adopter of blockchain ticketing and music, having released the first-ever NFT tickets and NFT album in partnership with kings of Leon. Brown 5, Julian Lennon, Jerry Garcia and ZHU are just a few of the globally recognized artists YellowHeart works with today. https://yh.io