When musicians make songs with inspiring messages they often touch our hearts and souls.
Music has been inspiring people since the beginning of time and still continues to give people inspiration all around the world today. Technology has made it possible for musicians to share those creative experiences with just the click of a button, and in some cases, it can spread around the globe like wildfire.
One example is acappella group Pentatonix doing a breathtaking rendition of “Imagine” by John Lennon.
Pentatonix is an American group from Arlington, Texas, that formed in 2011 and has been wowing people all over the internet with their insane talent ever since. Back in March of 2017, they did a phenomenal cover version of John Lennon’s hit song “Imagine” that immediately went viral leaving viewers in awe.
Unless you live under a rock, chances are you’ve heard “Imagine” more times than you can count—but we’re willing to bet you’ve never heard it sung like this.
Released as a single in October of 1971, the song became Lennon’s best-selling single of his entire solo career and was later co-credited to his wife Yoko Ono.
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All five members of Pentatonix sing the same opening melody as they step into the light to begin the performance.
Each member has silky smooth vocals, and right from the start, their angelic voices are on full display.
The video lighting is set up perfectly, with one brighter beam of light shooting straight down the center illuminating former member Avi Kaplan as he sings the opening words.
No one member of Pentatonix is better than or stands out more than the others; they all have incredible vocals and equally important parts in making their performances outstanding.
It’s more than beautiful singing that made this performance so inspiring, Pentatonix reveals hand-written signs throughout the video that touched people.
It’s no secret that John Lennon’s “Imagine” is about a world where love triumphs, and Pentatonix found the perfect way to get that message across.
Halfway through the performance Pentatonix member, Matt Sallee picks up a stack of handmade signs and reveals the first one which says “LGBTQ+.”
After handing the sign to Kevin Olusolo, he turns it over to reveal that the other side says “Man.”
Pentatonix continues to reveal more hand-written signs while singing “Imagine,” until they all come together with one letter to spell “HUMAN.”
Each member of Pentatonix briefly holds signs that describe them in a way, as if to send a message to viewers that no matter what our differences may be, we’re all still human and that’s all that should matter.
Even while sending their message in the signs they’ve made, Pentatonix doesn’t skip a beat and remains beautifully singing the song all the way throughout the performance.
At the very end of the video, each member writes one letter on a blank poster board and puts them together to spell human.
The unique spin they put on Lennon’s “Imagine” is unlike any other ever done before, which is why people on the internet were brought to tears by the rendition.
Over 44.8 million viewers have watched the powerful version of “Imagine,” with 0ver 635,000 that have also liked it, and almost 30,000 who’ve comments for the gifted acapella group.
John Lennon had his life tragically taken in December of 1980, but we’re certain he would be honored to see his message of love still being spread 50 years after “Imagine” was released.
To see this inspiring rendition of “Imagine,” just watch the video below!
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