The music video for Simon Cowell’s charity single Bridge Over Troubled Water was released on ITV on Wednesday evening – and it was very emotional. The footage, which was released to raise money for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, consisted of a mix of black-and-white footage of artists singing in the studios, and scenes showing victims affected by the tragedy.
With a star-studded line up of more than 50 artists – who congregated to Sarn Studios over the weekend to record the song – the video included the likes of Liam Payne, Robbie Williams and Pixie Lott.
There were also uplifting moments in the video, which was aired just before Coronation Street at 19:30. Heartwarming gestures from the public, such as the volunteers working tirelessly in community centres and food vans giving out free meals to victims, also featured.
The video resulted in an outpouring of support from fans on Twitter soon after its debut. “The music video is so unbelievably powerful,” wrote one, while another said: “The single was beautiful reduced me to tears, well done @SimonCowell for this phenomenal single, congrats u were great xx.” A third said: “If it didn’t rip you apart emotionally then you didn’t watch it properly.”