When we say that this coronavirus lockdown has triggered a lot of people to do what they had never done before, we actually have examples to prove it.
This time, its the very elusive Hollywood star Johnny Depp, who has joined Instagram and not only that, the actor also dropped a cover for a John Lennon classic, Isolation.
In his very first post, the actor stated, “Hello everyone… filming something for you now… gimme a minute,” fueling the curiosity of his fans who were amazed and delighted to see their favorite star on a social media platform.
The next post appeared four hours later that featured an eight-minute-long IGTV video, in which Depp entered a serious discussion about the global coronavirus pandemic. But that wasn’t it, the actor also announced the release of a cover.
The Pirates Of The Caribbean actor honestly stated that he had never felt the need to join social media until now.
“Now is the time to open up a dialogue as the threat of this invisible enemy has already caused immeasurable tragedies and enormous damage to people’s lives,” Depp said.
“I feel we need to try to help each other throughout these dark times, these trying times – for those we love, for our community, for ourselves, for the world and for the future,” the actor added.
Encouraging his fans to be creative at this hour when they had all the time, Depp stated “We cannot and must not succumb to shutting down and giving in to what feels like hellish quarantine monotony.”
“Create something today that will benefit yourselves and others tomorrow. Do anything you think could be of use to brighten someone’s day. Draw, read, paint, think, learn, make a film on your phone, play an instrument if you play; if you don’t, learn.”
The actor then announced that he had been recording an album over the past few years with former Yardbirds guitarist and one of his “all-time guitar heroes,” Jeff Beck.
Stating that he had realised there was no better time to release their cover of Lennon’s Isolation, Depp added, “The profundity of his lyrics seem to Jeff and me especially fitting for what’s happening right now. The song’s about isolation, fear, and the existential risk to our world, so we wanted to give the song to you. We truly both hope in our own little way, it helps you get through these unusual times that we’re experiencing, even if it just helps to pass the time as we endure isolation together.”
Listen to Depp and Beck’s cover of Isolation and share how you found it.