The world is in a state of turmoil, that much we can all agree on. Which is what makes John Lennon‘s sonic prayer for peace, “Imagine,” so timeless. There have been countless covers of “Imagine” since its conception 43 years ago, and each one puts a unique twist on it to deliver Lennon’s message. Now R&B singer Bradd Marquis has put his soul stirring spin on Lennon’s hit.
Marquis’ version, produced by Jeremy “Cochise” Ball, steers the track in a very organic, soulful direction with layers of guitar, while staying true to the original’s melody. The standout of the track is undeniably Marquis’ vocals, which possess the power to penetrate beyond the ordinary and force the listener to feel the meaning behind the lyrics, whether you are prepared to or not. One play of Bradd Marquis’ take on John Lennon’s “Imagine,” and it’s likely that you’ll find yourself putting your everyday gripes in perspective. Since one play is not enough, thankfully Marquis’ has made the cover available for free download via SoundCloud.