Simon Cowell Recruits Nile Rodgers, Pete Townsend, Rita Ora & Host Of Other Stars To Record "Bridge Over Troubled Water" For Victims Of Grenfell Tower Fire
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:08:19
Simon Cowell has launched "Artists For Grenfell" — a project that involves over 50 artists on a recording of Simon & Garfunkel's classic hit "Bridge Over Troubled Water". The single is being sold to raise funds for the victims of the people affected by the fire in West London's Grenfell Tower. At least 79 people were killed in the blaze, with many more injured — in an event that has shaken a community to its core.
Among the artists lending their musical chops and vocal lines to the song are Nile Rodgers, Pete Townshend, Stormzy, Brian May, Geri Halliwell, Leona Lewis, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Rita Ora, and Roger Daltrey. The most stirring performance captured on the track is delivered from a community choir, some members of which are survivors of the fire.
Speaking on the Artists For Grenfell website Cowell describes the incentive of the project:
"Following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in West London, the record industry came together to record a single for the victims of the disaster. Over 50 artists gave their time and support to make this happen. The song is 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'. This website has been built to create a donation page which, together with the money raised by the record, will hopefully encourage people to donate whatever they can to help those who have been affected by this terrible event. All donations made here will be used by The London Community Foundation to help those in need."
You can stream the song on Spotify here or click the link below to purchase and donate via iTunes.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff