One Direction could be having a reunion of sorts for Simon Cowell’s Grenfell Tower charity single, with the music mogul enlisting a huge host of celebs to record a cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ to raise money for the victims of the tragic apartment block fire.
Although there’s a chance that all four boys would feature on the same single, it would be as four solo artists, not as a band, with Liam forced to record his lines in America as he is currently touring the US.
If they manage to free their schedules, Harry and Niall would also be joining the likes of Stormzy, Rita Ora, Leona Lewis and James Arthur for the track, with the majority of stars taking part being spotted heading into Sarm Studios in London yesterday.
Simon Cowell appealed to popstars across the world to join forces in a bid to help the hundreds of people affected by the blaze that claimed the lives of at least 58 people last Wednesday.
Those who managed to escape the blaze have lost their homes and all of their possessions, and are currently being supported by donations from members of the public.
Speaking at the time, Simon explained: “Every hour it got worse and worse. You think of yourself in that situation. The loss of life is terrible. Many of the families have got nothing, no insurance.
“I went around to have a look but couldn’t get close. It’s one of the most shocking things I have ever seen. I feel sadness, anger… so many emotions.
“The lack of safety is so bad. There will be huge repercussions. It hit me very hard, especially when I heard about the baby being thrown out of the window.
“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.
“I was going to send a cheque but I thought we could do more. That’s why we are making a record, it sends a message of support.
“We got this up and running in 48 hours. I spoke to all the major labels and they got back to me in an hour offering their support.”
“I was going to send a cheque but I thought we could do more. That’s why we are making a record. It sends a message of support. We got this up and running in 48 hours. I spoke to all the major labels and they got back to me in an hour offering their support.”
All proceeds to the single will go to families affected by the fire, with the government recently confirming VAT from the track will be refunded and donated to charity.
It is thought that the track will be released on Wednesday, with ITV also airing footage of the song being recorded later in the week.