* Grenfell Tower Fire in the UK claimed 79 lives
* 50 artists recorded Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water”
* Proceeds from charity single go to The London Community Foundation
It’s been an uneasy couple of months in London. Just weeks after an explosion rocked an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, followed by an attack on the London Bridge, a fire at a high-rise in West London left 79 people dead. The Grenfell Tower disaster on June 14 was reportedly started after a small fridge caught on fire in one of the units.
Now, the music community in the UK and abroad, is teaming up to try and bring some healing to the families of those affected by the fire. Led by record exec and television personality Simon Cowell, more than 50 artists donated their time to record a cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” All proceeds from the charity single will benefit The London Community Foundation.
The cover was recorded over three days last week at a London studio just half a mile from the Grenfell Tower housing project. Among the artists who lent their voices to the track: Rita Ora, The Who’s Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, Jessie J, Leona Lewis, Geri Halliwell, Robbie Williams and One Direction’s Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson.
The single is available on iTunes and all major streaming services now. You can listen to and download the track below:
Here is a full list of the artists featured on the recording:
5 After Midnight, Angel, Anne-Marie, Bastille, Brian May, Carl Barât (The Libertines), Craig David, Deno, Donae’o, Dua Lipa, Ella Eyre, Ella Henderson, Emeli Sandé, Fleur East, Gareth Malone & The Choir for Grenfell, Geri Halliwell, Gregory Porter, James Arthur, James Blunt, Jessie J, Jessie Ware, John Newman, Jon McClure (Reverend and the Makers), Jorja Smith, Kelly Jones (Stereophonics), Labrinth, Leona Lewis, Liam Payne, London Community Gospel Choir, Louis Tomlinson, Louisa Johnson, Matt Goss, Matt Terry, Mr Eazi, Nathan Sykes, Nile Rodgers, Omar, Paloma Faith, Pixie Lott, Ray BLK, RAYE, Rita Ora, Robbie Williams, Shakka, Shane Filan, Stormzy, The Who (Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend), Tokio Myers, Tom Grennan, Tony Hadley, Tulisa, WSTRN.
You can also view the official video for “Artists for Grenfell” below:
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