“Today, for the first time ever, I publicly performed my Dad’s song, ‘Imagine,'” Julian wrote alongside the song on YouTube. “The song reflects the light at the end of the tunnel, that we are all hoping for.”
The Stand Up For Ukraine campaign is a worldwide fund-raiser that broadcasted from Warsaw, Poland. The performance closed out a televised European Union pledge drive that raised $10.1 billion in public, private, and cash raised for refugee assistance.
“I had always said, that the only time I would ever consider singing ‘Imagine’ would be if it was the ‘End of the World,'" Julian continues. "But the War on Ukraine is an unimaginable tragedy. As a human, and as an artist, I felt compelled to respond in the most significant way I could.”