You might remember this cringe-inducing video of celebrities singing “Imagine” circulating the internet earlier this quarantine – or maybe you immediately thereafter applied a spoonful of bleach to the eyes in attempt to keep your love for the song intact. Die-hard Beatles fans need not despair. Power couple Carlos and Cindy Blackman Santana might have just restored the reputation of John Lennon’s wistful 70’s hit with their amped-up, guitar-driven cover.
Carlos gives his signature dose of shred-worthy solos while Cindy kills it on the drums and vocals. And it’s for a good cause: All proceeds from streams and sales will go directly to WhyHunger’s Rapid Response Fund providing critical relief to vulnerable communities during COVID-19. The track assists the launch of Songaid, a new type of charity platform that donates via streaming and downloads. Listen to the funky rendition below: