If ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ wasn’t a song that absolutely tugged at your heart strings before, once you hear the Artists for Grenfell version, it will be. The Grenfell Tower Fire happened on June 14th in West London, England and took the lives of 79 people (5 have been positively identified but 74 are presumed dead). The fire lasted for 24 hours but the resilience of the community is proving to be stronger than ever as they come together and rally around the injured and the friends and family who lost loved ones.
The people of West London aren’t the only people rallying together to help. People from all over the world are trying to find out what they can do to make a difference and with Artists For Grenfell, there’s a way we can all do something from our own homes and computers.
A large group of incredible celebrities got together to record a version of ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ for charity. The song is available for purchase and all money made will go to those affected by the tragedy and destruction at Grenfell Tower.
If you want to give more, you can also visit the fundraising page here and donate or find other ways to help. If you’re local, there are donation drives for clothes, water, food, and support as well as items for animals who are now displaced.
The song is absolutely beautiful on its own but the video is stunning. The community truly came together, the rescue workers look exhausted but there are people lining the streets to help and the musicians who joined in for the song gave their all to the tune.
The full line-up on the track is as follows: Angel, Anne-Marie, Bastille, Brian May from Queen, Carl Barât from The Libertines, Craig David, Deno, Donae’o, Dua Lipa, Ella Eyre, Ella Henderson, Emeli Sandé, Fleur East, Gareth Malone & The Choir for Grenfell, Geri Halliwell, Gregory Porter, James Arthur, James Blunt and Jessie J. Jessie Ware, John Newman, Jon McClure from Reverend and the Makers, Jorja Smith, Kelly Jones from Stereophonics, Labrinth, Leona Lewis, Liam Payne, London Community Gospel Choir, Louis Tomlinson, Louisa Johnson, Matt Goss, Matt Terry, Mr Eazi, Nathan Sykes, Nile Rodgers, Omar and Paloma Faith.
We are sending all of our support to West London.
‘…but I knew him’