Calum Scott Premieres A Powerful New Single, “Boys In The Street”

As of June first, multi-platinum-selling, singer and songwriter, Calum Scott shared his new single “Boys in the Street. This is an intimate and deeply empathetic cover of a 2015 track from Scottish artist, Greg Holden. Accompanied by a poignant black-and-white video, the single will appear on his highly anticipated sophomore album Bridges, to be released on Friday, June seventeenth.

With the arrival of his 2018 debut album Only Human, the musician landed at No. 1 on the iTunes album chart in over twenty countries around the world, amassing over seven billion total global streams, and counting. Now certified platinum and gold in twenty-one countries, Only Human includes platinum-selling single, “You Are The Reason,” a track that topped charts in thirty-eight countries. The album also features Calum’s stripped-back, platinum-certified cover of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own,” which earned a Brit Award nomination in the category of Best British Single. His first new music since Only Human, Calum’s track “Biblical” marked an exciting evolution of his artistry, infusing even more raw emotion into his soulful and timeless sound. 

A devastating, but ultimately life-affirming account of a father’s struggle to accept his openly gay son, “Boys in the Street” centers on a particularly impassioned vocal performance from Calum, In a departure from the acoustically-driven sound of the original track, Calum’s rendition arrives as an elegant piano ballad graced with lush string work, gradually taking on a tearful intensity as he narrates the father’s journey toward understanding. Directed by Jackson Ducasse (Ellie Goulding, James Bay), the stark yet stunning video that was launched to compliment the release breathes new life into that storytelling, following Calum through empty city streets as he sings directly to the camera and fully embodies the song’s outpouring of emotion.

The piano-laced ballad is the first song released from his highly anticipated sophomore album Bridges. It will also feature Calum’s previously released singles “Heaven” (a breathtaking tribute to living in the moment by surrendering to love), “If You Ever Change Your Mind” (a bittersweet but empowered piece produced by Greg Kurstin and “Rise” (a wildly soaring track whose video features a captivating performance from British actor Georgia Hirst). Fans can pre-order the album HERE

Boys in the Street” is one of the few songs that has made me cry on the first listen. I connected to the original version instantly and had wanted to record my own interpretation for the last few years. When I’d finished my second album, I had the time to craft my own version, and immediately got in touch with Greg to ask for his blessing. I knew it would fit perfectly on Bridges, and in some ways was the song I was missing. I’m honored to include this powerful and inspiring piece on my sophomore record — I know it’s a song that not only I can relate to but will resonate with others around the world.

~ Calum Scott

Soon after the release of BridgesCalum will embark on a world tour with 25 dates scheduled for North America and dates across the UK, Europe, Australia, and South Africa. See below for UK dates and find ticketing info at Listen to the single now, available on all major streaming platforms:

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