AS the dust settles on the tragic fire at London’s Grenfell Tower, the response from members of the public has been overwhelming.
One way music stars hope to help the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire is by releasing a charity single – here’s the lowdown on the new track.
Grenfell Tower charity single – which celebs are singing Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water
The charity single is a cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s classic hit Bridge Over Troubled Water.
Originally released by the US folk rock duo in 1970, the charity cover features a whole host of stars singing alongside survivors of the fire.
Simon Cowell, 57, was the one who came up with the idea to cover the iconic track, after he saw the devastation of the fire firsthand.
Celebs flocked to record the track at the Sarm Music Village, near the blackened tower in west London, over the weekend.
The charity single was released on June 21 and went straight to umber one on iTunes – it is tipped to raise millions of pounds for the survivors.
A raft of famous faces feature on the track alongside roughly 300 locals who lost their homes in the fire.
The single was the brainchild of X-Factor and Britain’s Got Talent judge Simon Cowell, who decided he had to act after visiting the charred tower block.
And Simon managed to assemble an all-star choir, featuring celebs including Pixie Lott, Emile Sande and grime icon Stormzy.
The Sun revealed on Monday 19 June that Queen’s lead guitarist Brian May, as well as Spice Girls star Geri Horner also joined the stellar cast.