Pentatonix Releases Powerful New Video For Lennon's IMAGINE
Few songs are as inspiring as the song Imagine, a song written and performed by English musician John Lennon. The song was released in October of 1971 and remains popular today. Imagine was the best-selling single of Lennon's solo career, whose lyrics encouraged listeners to imagine the world at peace without the barriers of borders or the divisions of religion and nationality. The beautiful song also encourages listeners to consider the possibility that the focus of humanity should be on living a life that is unattached to material possessions. Everyone knows the John Lennon song, but the a cappella group Pentatonix puts their spin on the song with a powerful message that everyone can take to heart. The beautiful group's voices, combined with the moving lyrics from the song first written by Lennon in May 1971, come together perfectly to make a musical rendition that everyone should listen to at least once in their lifetime. Since the release of Imagine the song has been covered by numerous musicians and groups hoping to share the songs same message of inclusion and love. And that is also the case with Pentatonix's lovely version. The musical group performs the hit song while holding up different signs that demonstrate the point of the music lyrics. No matter where you live, who you are, what you believe or who you love, the truth is everyone in the world deserves respect and kindness. You will want to listen to this rendition of the beautiful song.
It is easy to find celebrity news online about the highly successful Pentatonix group. This five-member American a cappella group come from Arlington, Texas, and includes vocalists Scott Hoying, Avi Kaplan, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola, and Mitch Grassi. Along with the groups original material, they are known for their medley-formed song covers with songs characterized by pop-style arrangements, vocal harmonies, riffing, basslines, percussion, and beatboxing. Pentatonix is a group that formed in 2011 and went on to win the third season of NBC's The Sing-Off and receiving $200,000 and a recording contract with Sony Music. When Sony's Epic Records dropped the group after The Sing-Off, the group formed its YouTube channel and distributed their music through the Madison Gate Records, a label owned by Sony Pictures. The groups YouTube channel has over 11.5 million subscribers and 1.80 billion views. The YouTube channel is currently the 13th most-subscribed music video channel in the world. The group's video tribute to the band Daft Punk had received over 210 million views as of late 2014.
John Lennon was inspired to write Imagine's lyrics after reading several of Yoko Ono's poems from her 1964 book Grapefruit. It was one poem in particular that inspired the song, Cloud Piece which simply reads Imagine the clouds dripping, dig a hole in your garden to put them in. Lennon later said that the song should be credited as a Lennon/Ono song. A lot of the lyric and the concept for the song came from Yoko, but in those days Lennon said he was a bit more selfish, and a bit more macho, so he omitted her contribution. More than 200 musicians have recorded cover versions of the song Imagine". Joan Baez included the song on 1972's Come from the Shadows, and Diana Ross also recorded a version for the 1973 album, Touch Me in the Morning by her. Dave Matthews has also performed the song live with Blues Travelers.
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