The song, which will be a cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s hit, “Bridge Over Troubled Water”, is set to be released on Wednesday, June 21, one week after the tragedy. Chart-topping artists like Louis Tomlinson, Jessie J, Liam Payne, Leona Lewis and Robbie Williams are all taking part.
Speaking with reporters outside the recording studio, Cowell says of the song, “I’ve got chills It sounds beautiful, absolutely beautiful. I’m literally speechless.” He adds, “As what they’ve done collectively, it’s remarkable.”
Jessie J, 29, says, “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.”
Addressing the recording process, Williams, 43, notes, “It’s gone incredibly well. Obviously, a mental few days for everybody. [But] it’s buzzing in there. So much to be done and while I was in there, Nile Rodgers sat in the recording booth with me and it was just an incredible moment. Everybody’s given their time.”
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