As a follow up to last year’s hit anti-bullying single “Kiss All the Bullies Goodbye” (feat. Taylor Dayne), singer, songwriter and philanthropist SIR IVAN has just released a new electronic dance music version (EDM) of John Lennon’s “Imagine” to focus attention on why people can’t seem to live together in peace and to help heal those who have been traumatized by violence – particularly the LGBT community.
The song is co-produced by Grammy Award winner Omar Okram and legendary music arranger Peter Rafelson. It is the first single released off SIR IVAN’s new 10 song album called “Peaceman Shines.” Each of the 10 songs, created by 10 different producers, are all well-known anti-war and peace songs from the 60s and early 70s , except for two original songs, co-written by SIR IVAN, that share the same theme.
SIR IVAN stated, “In light of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels, violence against LGBT people, and to pay respect to John Lennon, who passed away 35 years ago, on December 8th 1980, it is an appropriate time for a new generation to listen to Lennon’s optimistic lyrics, which offer hope to all people on the planet and a formula for world peace.”