The charity single Simon Cowell organized in support of victims of the Grenfell Tower fire was released on Wednesday morning (June 21). The powerful cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s song “Bridge Over Troubled Water” features some of the world’s top musicians, including The Who, Robbie Williams, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Leona Lewis, James Blunt and Rita Ora.
The single can be purchased here, with all proceeds being distributed via The London Community Foundation.
Speaking about the single on Good Morning Britain, the media mogul explained, "For all of us who live in the vicinity, we have the ability to do something and that’s what I’m hoping will happen with the record is that it pricks a few people’s consciousness and then other people decide to do something else… I think it is the right thing to do."
British songstress Jessi J has said she hopes that the song will lift people's spirits. “I’m lucky that I’m here. I’m happy that I was able to be a part of it […] I think everyone in here feels the same way. It’s a heavy time and the only thing that can make change is to not be afraid and to come together and to just love deeper.”
Simon first announced plans to release a charity single to help raise money for the victims of the fire on Twitter Thursday (June 15). "I am watching 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," he wrote on the social media platform.