In an emotional tribute to Ukraine’s ongoing struggle, American-Ukrainian artist Kelsie Kimberlin releases her latest single and music video, “Armageddon.” The song stands as a poignant reminder of Ukraine’s fight against the devastating onslaught that began in 2014 and escalated in 2022. Inspired by President Zelensky’s call at the Grammy’s for artists to use their craft in support of Ukraine, Kimberlin embarked on a perilous journey to the heart of the conflict. Filming amidst the relentless air raid sirens, drone attacks, and missile strikes, Kimberlin captured the haunting reality of the war-torn regions, including Bucha, Irpin, and Kyiv. The video serves as a solemn testament to the lives lost and communities shattered by the horrors of the conflict. Every frame is an authentic snapshot of the stark truth.
As an American-Ukrainian, Kimberlin felt a profound duty to bear witness to the suffering and to amplify the voices of those affected. Her visit to Ukraine was marked by encounters with war refugees, visits to military hospitals, and conversations with soldiers on the front lines. She witnessed the indomitable spirit of a nation grappling with unimaginable loss. “Armageddon” will be available on all major music platforms from August 31, 2023, while the accompanying video is set to premiere on YouTube on September 8th. In conjunction with the release, the Kelsie Kimberlin Foundation will be mobilizing donations to aid Ukraine’s recovery, offering medical assistance to the war-wounded, and rallying further support for the nation’s cause.
Through “Armageddon,” Kimberlin not only pays homage to Ukraine’s resilience but also champions the collective effort required to secure a future of peace and prosperity for the nation. This release stands as a potent reminder of the unbreakable spirit of a people determined to safeguard their homeland.