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November 16, 2021 — (Hollywood, CA) Today, multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter Calum Scott shares the cinematic and soul-stirring video for his recent single “Rise.” Featuring a captivating performance from British actor Georgia Hirst (known for her role on the acclaimed historical drama “Vikings”), the visual continues the track’s life-affirming message of discovering hidden strength in troubled times. Check out the video for “Rise” BELOW.

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Directed by Calum’s frequent collaborators UK duo Franklin & Marchetta, the video for “Rise” opens on Calum wandering by the ocean, then cuts to a visibly ill young woman in a bleak urban landscape. Tenderly portrayed by Hirst, the woman is accompanied by a nurse who guides her IV-equipped wheelchair outside to a landing, where she then takes in the glorious sky above her. In a poignant series of flashbacks, we watch as the still-vibrant woman playfully roams the beach with her husband and young children — a scene that becomes all the more potent as the timelines blur and Hirst’s character transports herself back to that very moment. As “Rise” builds to an unstoppable intensity, she removes her IV and opens her arms to the world, then suddenly transforms into a flock of birds in flight. From there, we see those same birds soaring above Calum at the seaside: an unforgettable image that perfectly captures the song’s spirit of courage, resilience, and irrepressible hope.

“The video beautifully demonstrates the true heartbreaking journey many face and the unwavering strength they show in the face of such a cruel illness,” says Calum, adding: “Have your Kleenex at hand, it’s an emotional one!”

Earlier this month, Calum delivered a breathtakingly joyful performance of “Rise” on “The Late Late Show With James Corden”. In another recent triumph, Calum threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Red Sox at Game 4 of the American League Championship Series last month at Fenway Park. In addition, the Red Sox adopted Calum’s beloved rendition of Robyn’s “Dancing on My Own” [Tiësto Remix] as their 2021 playoff anthem.

Released in October, “Rise” finds Calum bringing his warm yet powerful vocals to a majestic sound created with the help of producers Gabe Simon (Maroon 5, Rag’n’Bone Man) and Jon Maguire (James Bay, Liam Payne, Rita Ora). “‘Rise’ celebrates overcoming, defeating the odds, and prevailing despite the obstacles or the knock-backs you face along the way,” says Calum. “We’ve all faced it during our lifetimes: feeling demotivated or uninspired, feeling like life is out to get you, that it’s easier to stay on the ground when life throws its punches. I wanted to write a song that would empower people to chase down their dreams and to try to embrace life, no matter what they are going through or what their circumstances. We all have the opportunity to do it our way, to put our best foot forward and to rise.”

At turns wildly soaring and gently reflective, “Rise” marks a bold departure from the soulful minimalism of Calum’s recent single “Biblical.” After performing the heart-on-sleeve ballad on “The TODAY Show” and releasing its spellbinding video back in June, Calum unveiled an American Sign Language (ASL) version of “Biblical” made in collaboration with the Tony Award®-winning Deaf West Theatre. Check out the visual BELOW.

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With his latest output also including a feature on Lost Frequencies’ “Where Are You Now” (a July release that’s amassed over 80 million global streams to date), Calum is now gearing up to share his highly anticipated sophomore album. Due out in early 2022, the album will follow his 2018 full-length debut Only Human — a widely acclaimed effort that hit No. 1 on the iTunes album chart in 21 countries across the globe, in addition to selling more than 3.6 million in adjusted album sales and garnering over 7.5 billion combined streams.


With the arrival of his 2018 debut album Only Human, U.K.-based singer/songwriter Calum Scott landed at No. 1 on the iTunes album chart in over 20 countries around the world, amassing over 7.5 billion total global streams and counting. Now certified platinum or gold in 21 countries, Only Human includes his platinum-selling smash “You Are The Reason,” a track that cracked the top 25 on Spotify’s US Viral 50 and hit the top 10 on iTunes single charts in 38 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 recent single “Biblical” marks an exciting evolution of his artistry, bringing even more raw emotion to his soulful and timeless sound. With its title referring to “a love of biblical proportions that transcends everyone and everything,” according to Calum, the piano-laced ballad is the first song released from his highly anticipated sophomore album, due out in early 2022. Over the last few years, his songs have appeared on countless TV shows (including “American Idol,” “The Voice,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and many more), while Calum has performed on such shows as “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “Ellen,” “Good Morning America,” “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” “Dancing With The Stars,” and “The TODAY Show,” among others. In addition, he’s garnered acclaim from outlets including Billboard (who hailed his “stunningly pure voice”), The Huffington Post (who stated that “Scott makes an impressive splash…compelling”), and Ones to Watch (who noted that Calum’s music “elegantly transforms pain into beauty”).

November 16, 2021 12:50pm ET by Capitol Music Group  

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