Artists for Grenfell charity single cover of ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ released at 8AM today for download. Video to premiere also today before “Coronation Street” on ITV in the UK (shortly before 7.30pm after “Emmerdale”).
iTunes Link: http://smarturl.it/AFGBOTWits [Released 8AM 21 June 2017]
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See behind the scenes as over 50 celebrities record their vocals for Simon Cowell’s Grenfell Tower charity single
20 June 2017 by Zoe Shenton
Watch Simon Cowell interview + photos of recording session HERE
A galaxy of A-List stars have joined together to raise money for all those affected by last week’s tragedy
Simon Cowell was so moved by what he saw when he visited the site of the devastating Grenfell Tower inferno he pledged to raise money for the victims with a charity single. The music mogul has since gathered a galaxy of stars to perform alongside locals on the track, which will be released at 8am on Wednesday, while the video will premiere on Wednesday evening on ITV before Coronation Street airs.
In behind the scenes pictures taken at the studio in London’s Notting Hill, celebrities such as Pixie Lott, Robbie Williams, Leona Lewis, Craig David, Nile Rogers and many more can be seen laying down their vocals for a version of Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water.
Single mastermind Simon, who also roped in the likes of his X Factor protégés Louis Tomlinson and Louisa Johnson as well as Britain’s Got Talent winner Tokio Myers, was also spotted heading into the studios on Monday. Emile Sande, Stormzy , Rita Ora, James Blunt, Leona Lewis and Paloma Faith have been seen at the studio along with Jessie J and Roger Daltrey.
Simon previously spoke to the Mirror about why he felt compelled to organise the charity single, sharing: “Every hour it got worse and worse. You think of yourself in that situation. The loss of life is terrible. Many of the families have got nothing, no insurance.
“I went around to have a look but couldn’t get close. It’s one of the most shocking things I have ever seen. I feel sadness, anger… so many emotions.“The lack of safety is so bad. There will be huge repercussions. It hit me very hard, especially when I heard about the baby being thrown out of the window. I was going to send a cheque but I thought we could do more. That’s why we are making a record. It sends a message of support. We got this up and running in 48 hours. I spoke to all the major labels and they got back to me in an hour offering their support. I think the community reaction had been wonderful when things go bad. People get together. Its unbelievable.”
Proceeds from song sales will go to Artists for Grenfell, distributed via The London Community Foundation.
To make further donations to Artists for Grenfell, go to www.artistsforgrenfell.com.
Read the full singer line-up:
Brian May (Queen)
Carl Barat (The Libertines)
Gareth Malone & The Choir for Grenfell
Jon McClure (Reverend and the Makers)
Kelly Jones (Stereophonics)
London Community Gospel Choir
The Who (Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend)
5 After Midnight
SEE MORE HERE