The record industry has banded together to release a gorgeous cover of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” to raise money for those impacted by the Grenfell Tower fire.
Simon Cowell organized the cover of the classic 1970 Simon and Garfunkel song, gathering more than 50 artists to take part in the project. Proceeds from the single, which is available on iTunes, will go toward The London Community Foundation.
The artists who you’ll hear on the track include:
5 After Midnight
Brian May – Queen
Carl Barât – 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)
In addition to those artists, there was a 300-strong choir involved in the cover composed of local residents and survivors from the fire.
The choir was led by Gareth Malone, who told The Sun that “seeing how emotional the local residents became while singing was really moving.”
“Some of them actually lived in Grenfell Tower. Their homes have been destroyed. It’s very raw for a lot of them.”
You can download the song on iTunes or stream it on Spotify, but you can also make donations to The London Community Foundation directly on artistsforgrenfell.com.