On June 14, 2017, a fire broke out at the 24-story public housing unit Grenfell Tower, located in West London, killing 72 people. Since then, there has been a demand for change, as hundreds of high-rise buildings in Britain, largely occupied by low-income residents, continue to be housed in dangerous cladding that is said to have spurred the deadly fire, as well as a lack of sprinklers and proper fire doors.
Following the disaster, singer-songwriter Jamie Freeman, brother of actor The Hobbit actor Martin Freeman, wrote a song titled “The Fire,” and you can watch the video for the track below.
“’The Fire’ was written about the physical ‘being’ of the fire itself,” Jamie Freeman tells Billboard of the song. “An unfeeling force that simply does what it does, regardless.”