Scott Helman returns with nostalgia-inducing pop anthem ‘Old Friends’
“Scott [...] has established himself as one of Canada’s leading songwriters whose versatility promises a limitless ceiling.” - Talk About Pop Music
“Stunningly cohesive and achingly emotive, Nonsuch Park (sa) finds the seasoned melody-maker and singer dwelling in warm and cool depths alike, transforming past experiences and reflections thereof into compelling singalong moments of joy and togetherness.” - Atwood Magazine
“Nonsuch Park is an album that takes you on a journey through life, love, loss and happiness. Each track tells a story while still giving you a reason to bop your head. The songs may be based on personal events from Scott’s life but I think everyone who listens to this album can find it relatable to their own experiences. This is definitely a contender for Album of the Year for me.” - Idobi
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As the follow-up to his widely acclaimed album Nonsuch Park (sa), Scott Helman unleashes his angsty new anthem ‘Old Friends’, offering a first taste of his forthcoming project due out later this year.
Scott has established himself as one of Canada’s leading singer-songwriters. Since the release of his breakthrough 2016 EP Augusta, the seven-time JUNO Award nominee has dominated the Canadian music scene with his 2017 debut full-length Hôtel de Ville and 2018 EP Hang Ups, earning three platinum and three gold certifications to date, plus collaborations with Alessia Cara and Hunter Hayes, as well as tours with the likes of Tegan and Sara, Shawn Mendes, Vance Joy, Walk Off The Earth and Dean Lewis. Scott Helman was also selected as a panelist on CBC’s Canada Reads, following the release of his sophomore album Nonsuch Park (sa), which featured the explosive gold-certified lead single ‘Wait No More’, the most added song at Canadian radio upon its release.
In 2019, Scott invited his fans to sign a document he named the Evergreen Manuscript, an effort to draw attention to the climate crisis and help cut global greenhouse gas emissions in half. Scott collected nearly 1,000 submissions, and through his ‘MayDay’ initiative, is encouraging fans to help deliver the document to politicians and corporate leaders around the world.
Source Olivia Rayner
June 11, 2021 8:03am ET by Olivia Rayner