Grenfell Tower Charity single: Louis Tomlinson, Rita Ora, Pixie Lott and more unite
When a horrific incident occurs, the way people come together to help others is truly a wonderful thing. The music industry has done exactly that for Grenfell Tower.
The tragic fire which consumed the 27-storey block of flats last week claimed the lives of more than 79 people, injured countless others and left families without homes or their worldly goods.
Pop mogul Simon Cowell took to Twitter to announce he would be pulling together musicians to create a charity single in aid of the families of Grenfell Tower. Just two days after the fire started Simon tweeted: "I am watching the footage of the Grenfell Tower fire in London. Heartbreaking. We hope to confirm a record tomorrow which will raise some money for the many people affected by this tragedy. Making calls tonight."
Bridge Over Troubled Water is the Grenfell Tower charity single
Less than a week later and Cowell had not only made the calls, he had bagged some of the biggest names in pop, sorted out a studio and arranged the recording of the single. The pop stars were joined by a 300-strong London Community choir made up of locals. Incredible.
The list of noteable names on the Grenfell Tower charity single, which is a cover of Simon and Garfunkel classic Bridge Over Troubled Water, is very long proving just how moved the music industry is over this heartbreaking incident.
Here are just a few...
Leona Lewis, 5 After Midnight, Craig David, Dua Lipa, Liam Payne, Ella Eyra, Louis Tomlinson, Fleur East, Geri Halliwell, James Arthur, Bastille, Emeli Sande, Ella Henderson, Jessie J, John Newman, Jessie Ware, Labrinth and Stormzy.
The song launches today at approximately 11am Dubai time.
As well as buying the single, Cowell encouraged people to donate at to the cause at artistsforgrenfell.com.