Published: 17th April 2020
Johnny Depp joins Instagram, covers John Lennon's 'Isolation' in first post
The actor, known for being elusive, joined the social media platform on Thursday. His first post was a picture of him sitting on a wooden bench, surrounded by candles
Hollywood star Johnny Depp has made his debut on Instagram with a cover of John Lennon's 1970 song 'Isolation'. The actor, known for being elusive, joined the social media platform on Thursday. His first post was a picture of him sitting on a wooden bench, surrounded by candles.
"Hello everyone, filming something for you now, gimme a minute," Depp captioned the photo. After a few hours, he came up with an eight-minute-long IGTV video, in which he talked about the global coronavirus pandemic and released the 'Isolation' cover. "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. 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," Depp, said.
The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star also urged his fans to be creative during self-isolation. "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," he added.
Depp then revealed that he has been working on a new album over the past few years with former Yardbirds guitarist Jeff Beck, who also played with the star on the 'Isolation/ cover. In less than a day, Depp has amassed more than 1.6 million Instagram followers.