Simon Cowell has gathered the best and brightest from the world of pop to perform the Grenfell Tower charity single. And the official recording has now been released.
The track, which is a cover of Simon and Garkfunkel’s ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, is a collaboration between 19 artists, all of whom were pulled together at the last minute to get the recording done.
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Artists have been arriving at a studio in London over the past few days in order to record their parts. The famous faces include Jessie J, Paloma Faith, and Cheryl Tweedy’s other-half, One Direction star Liam Payne. One music fan has released a breakdown of who sings which line in the cover rendition.
And this year’s BGT winner Tokio Myers can also be heard on the piano in the single. While the song is out to download and stream now, the official video for it will premiere before Coronation street on Wednesday 21st June.
You can listen to the Grenfell charity single here:
Simon Cowell, who arranged the single, has also revealed that he’s donated around £100,000 of his own money to the victims. His donation comes after admitting he felt “devastated” at the horrific event.
Most members of the public have come forward in droves to praise the charity single. Many Twitter users have praised the touching and emotional tribute.
However, some have instead criticised the single. One Twitter user tweeted saying that the residents are angered by the idea of a song – and that they don’t need a single, they need justice.
Others felt there was no need for a single, and instead wondered why people couldn’t just donate instead.