Grenfell Tower charity single set for Wednesday release

Grenfell Tower charity single set for Wednesday release

Simon Cowell’s charity single for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire is reportedly due for release this Wednesday, one week after the tragedy took place.

The track, a cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water, is said to feature contributions from Stormzy, Craig David, Rita Ora, Leona Lewis, Paloma Faiths, Lily Allen, Louisa Johnson, Carl Barat, James Blunt, Emeli Sande and more. It is also rumoured that Roger Daltrey, Celine Dion and Robbie Williams could appear on the track.

The release date for the track appeared to be confirmed by Good Morning Britain presenter Philppa Tomson, who tweeted: “Artists for Grenfell charity single – available for download on Wed from 8am. Exactly a week after the disaster. It’s sounding incredible.”

Commenting on his decision to put the single together, Cowell told The Metro: “I was watching the news and then I drove up to see the building which is around the corner. I’ve seen a lot of bad things and not far from where I was sitting. It dawned on you. It sent chills through you. What hit home was seeing that wall and seeing all those messages.

‘I saw how residents turned up with water and clothes and that’s when I thought I’m not going to sit here and do nothing. For someone in my position to do nothing would be appalling.”

All proceeds from the single will go to the families affected by the fire, while the Government has confirmed that VAT from the track will be refunded and donated to charity.

By Alex Pearson

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