West Side Story tells the tale of community spirit inspired by Grenfell
June 14th, 2022, marks the fifth anniversary of the tragic Grenfell Tower fire. Local charity One Vibe are both reflecting on the past and looking to the future with their new commemorative single, West Side Story.
In response to the young people they work with from the communities around Grenfell Tower, West London charities One Vibe and The Harrow Club have created the single West Side Story. As the horrific event reaches five years since its happening, the song looks to provide much-needed reflection and remembering for lost loved ones and be “testament to the young people’s own indomitable spirit despite such difficult circumstances.”
West Side Story’s production comes from renowned DJ and producer Toddla T, and features up-and-coming artists from in and around Ladbroke Grove – Sophie DeMasi, Double C, S-Town, MsBambii, 23Trill and G2 Slime. Their joint efforts have made the song “a collective voice of unity, resilience and strength”. We’ve partnered with One Vibe to platform the release on the streets of West London – as well as providing street space, we had our very own (West London native) Steven Wiggins photograph the imagery for the release, and helped to design its artwork.