Watch: Artists For Grenfell Official Video 'Bridge Over Troubled Water"
BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER – ARTISTS FOR GRENFELL
Following the catastrophic fire at Grenfell Tower in West London on Wednesday June 14th, the music community has come together.
Watch the moving Video for Bridge Over Trouble Waters
Simon Cowell has also donated £100k of his own money saying "he has never felt so emotional"
He said the anger he felt after the Grenfell Tower inferno is what prompted him to organise a charity single. "I felt how everyone felt when they saw the news. I was angry, upset, thinking what the hell do you do?"
"It's not far from where I live, so when I drove up there, and you saw this tower, it wasn't great.
Over three days from Saturday June 17th, artists from across the music industry have united to record a version of the Simon and Garfunkel classic Bridge Over Troubled Water.
Louis Tomlinson recording his part in the studio
The track has been recorded at Sarm Studios in West London – half a mile from Grenfell.
Bridge Over Troubled Water by Artists for Grenfell will be released at 8am on Wednesday June 21st, a week after the tragedy.
It will be aired at that time across BBC radio stations and the Global commercial network. The video will then premiere on Wednesday evening on ITV before Coronation Street. All proceeds collected through Artists for Grenfell will be distributed via The London Community Foundation.
Tokio Meyers recording his part on the charity record
To make further donations and download the single from Artists for Grenfell, go to the dedicated website www.artistsforgrenfell.com.
All proceeds – from both the track and donations - will be distributed via The London Community Foundation.
Simon Cowell arriving at the North London Studios to oversee the Grenfell track
The following artists kindly gave their time to appear on this track:-
Angel Anne-Marie Bastille Brian May - Queen 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
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