American musician released a video on his song about the Ukrainian President, filmed amid the ruins of the Antonov Airport
American musician and Grammy nominee John Ondrasik of the band Five for Fighting released a video on his song “Can One Man Save the World” about the Ukrainian President. The artist was inspired by the steadfastness of Volodymyr Zelenskyy in the face of the Russian invasion. The song was released in March 2022, nearly a month after Russia invaded Ukraine. The video on the song, which premiered on “Good Morning America” on July 9, 2022, features the Ukrainian Orchestra accompanying the band.
“It’s not just a tribute song,” Ondrasik told “GMA.” “It’s a plea to the rest of us to support him. We don’t know how this is going to end.”
The video was filmed amid the ruins of the Antonov Airport in front of what’s left of “Mriya,” the world’s largest cargo plane, which the Russians destroyed at the beginning of the war.
“It was very heavy to see the rubble firsthand and think about what just happened there,” Ondrasik said. “But it also inspires you to try to tell the best story and help these people.”
Ondrasik made the video with the help of Save Our Allies, a rescue and relief organization that provides support for evacuations from Ukraine. Proceeds from the single and the video will benefit Save Our Allies.