“Imagine” is a song written and performed by English musician John Lennon. The best-selling single of his solo career, its lyrics encourage the listener to imagine a world at peace without the barriers of borders or the divisions of religion and nationality, and to consider the possibility that the whole of humanity would live unattached to material possessions. Rolling Stone described “Imagine” as Lennon’s “greatest musical gift to the world”, praising “the serene melody; the pillowy chord progression; that beckoning, four-note piano figure”.
In this video, watch Coldplay performing ‘Imagine’ in a melodious voice. Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996 by lead vocalist and keyboardist – Chris Martin and lead guitarist – Jonny Buckland. Martin once proclaimed the band’s music as “limestone rock” in comparison to “hard rock”. The band’s music has been called “meditative” and “blue romantic”; it “[reflects] on their emotions” and Martin “endlessly examine[s] his feelings”. Coldplay have won numerous music awards throughout their history and have sold over 90 million records worldwide.