Music is such a powerful thing.
And as we’ve seen time and again, the Ukrainian people have showed their incredible bravery and resilience during a period where there’s unimaginable fear and devastation in their country as Russia continues to invade.
In Odessa, some of those brave Ukrainians are using one song in particular to get pumped up as they prepare to fight and send more troops to war with Russia.
A video from Olexander Scherba, Ukraine’s former ambassador to Austria, of Ukrainians in Odessa preparing fortifications and getting ready for war recently went viral.
In the background, you can hear Bon Jovi’s “It’s My Life” blaring over some speakers, and they even had a drummer on hand, with his full-on drum set, outside to get the blood pumpin’ as everyone was working together getting supplies on trucks.
It’s a beautiful sight to see, as people are working in unison non-stop to organize and load supplies and help their cause in any way they can:
“#Odesa preparing fortifications & getting ready to fight. Will someone show this to Bon Jovi please?”
The hit song was released in 2000 as the lead single from Bon Jovi’s seventh studio album, Crush, and the Bon Jovi team shared a similar video, which has close to two million views, on their official Twitter account, captioning it with lyrics from the song:
“It’s My Life”