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A west London writer has teamed up with a group of talented musicians and released their debut single this week to pay tributes to those involved in terror attacks.

The writer, who wishes to remain anonymous, collaborated with musicians Zola Bridgey, 16, Amanda Ward, 17, Chris Hatwell, 19 and Rosie Reed, 23 to compose Hometown City inspired by the 7/7 attacks memorial earlier this year.

Produced to show Londoners' stand against terrorism, the group, alongside social media leaders Oliver Green, 19, and Joe Weiland, 18 updated the single following the Paris attacks and now feel it is more significant than ever before.

"It is an amazing project and a great way to raise awareness and money for two very relevant and important causes - helping those affected by terrorism and to help young musicians achieve their dreams" said Oliver and Joe.

Putting together the music after a series of rehearsals, the team went to record it at the Sate of Ark Studios in Richmond and will be made available on Itunes on Friday (December 18).

"Music is like numbers. Universally recognisable," said the composer.

"That’s why I hope Hometown City resonates not only with the citizens of London and Paris but anyone in the free world who cherishes their right to live without fear."

The young Londoner behind the project refused to take individual credit for the song and added: "This project is about the collective, the community, the city.

"Taking individual credit wouldn’t just diminish the song. It would devalue everything it’s supposed to stand for.

"So think of me like Banksy. Just without the wit, the balaclava and all the other cool stuff.”

Proceeds from the sales will be donated across The 7/7 Tavistock Square Memorial Trust, Association Francaise des Victimes du Terrorism and Awards for Young Musicians.

“I’m delighted the proceeds are going to three very worth causes" said the writer.

"Two of them are working to commemorate and help innocent victims of the attacks in London and Paris.

"The third is also extremely important to me as it provides essential funding and other support to help young musicians nurture their talents, good people with pure motives doing great things.”