The (presumably) French mash-up artist Mighty Mike recently layered John Lennon‘s instrumental version of “Imagine” with Van Halen‘s acoustic recording of “Jump,” and the result is a glorious fusion of musical polar opposites, fittingly titled “Imagine a Jump.”
Lennon’s quiet, thoughtful ivories slide from the speakers, quickly followed by Roth’s drawn-out crow call. Roth’s party-inspirational vocals shockingly serve as a perfect counterpart to Lennon’s famous piano lines.
I was very apprehensive when I first saw the title of this blog post, but surprisingly enough, this mashup works! Give it a listen!