Today marks the premiere of “Heaven,” the sublime new single and video from multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter Calum Scott. Along with sharing the triumphant and timeless ballad, Calum has announced that his highly awaited sophomore album Bridges will arrive on June 17. Last week, Scott announced his headline Australian tour for November this year, including his first ever west coast show – see below for dates and venues.
The fourth single released from Bridges, “Heaven” once again reveals Calum’s gift for finding unexpected ways to express universal emotions. “As songwriters, we’re always searching for new ways of saying ‘I miss you’ or ‘I love you’ or ‘I want you back,’” says Calum, who co-wrote “Heaven” with Hayley Warner (an Australian singer/songwriter who’s also penned songs for artists like Katy Perry and Tori Kelly). “‘The concept of ‘Heaven’ is the love between two people being so powerful that it is far superior to anything else, any other form of paradise that could be offered. I loved the idea of putting the power into the relationship.”
Produced by Fraser T. Smith, “Heaven” unfolds in a dynamic arrangement of soulful piano work, luminous strings, and elegantly swinging drumbeats — a glorious backdrop to Calum’s masterful vocal performance. “It felt important to really push my vocal range on a song like this, so by the first chorus I’m already up in the rafters,” he says. “But if you’re talking about something so passionate, it should be delivered in a very passionate way.” Threaded with lyrics that offer a certain poetic wisdom (e.g., “What good is life if we’re all just waiting to dance in the sky?”), the result is a breathtaking tribute to living in the moment by fully surrendering to love. “Heaven” comes off the back of his track “Where Are You Now” with Lost Frequencies which peaked at #5 on the ARIA Singles Chart and had multiple weeks at #1 Most Played on Australian radio.
Directed by Lewis Cater (Emeli Sandé, Cavetown), the video for “Heaven” finds Calum in the backseat of a car roaming the streets of Los Angeles. From that vantage point, he takes in a number of scenes capturing the song’s spirit of indomitable love: a woman gazing down at her newborn baby, an older couple riding through the city on a motorcycle, a just-married bride and groom dining in a fast-food joint in their gown and tuxedo. Spliced with shots of Calum belting out “Heaven” from the heights of the Hollywood Hills, the video ultimately merges the magical with the beautifully ordinary.
The follow-up to Calum’s 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 — Bridges will also feature the previously released singles “If You Ever Change Your Mind” (a bittersweet but empowered piece produced by Greg Kurstin, an eight-time GRAMMY Award® winner known for his work with Paul McCartney, Elton John, and Adele), “Rise” (a wildly soaring track whose video features a captivating performance from British actor Georgia Hirst), and “Biblical” (a heart-on-sleeve ballad Calum later followed with an American Sign Language version made in collaboration with the Tony Award®-winning Deaf West Theatre).
Fresh off his recent run as support for Irish rock band The Script (which included a stop at the legendary Radio City Music Hall in New York City), Calum has just announced his forthcoming headlining tour of Australia for this November. The tour will see Scott return to Australia for this first time since 2018 and his first ever show on the west coast in Perth. See below for all dates and find ticketing info at frontiertouring.com/calumscott.
Calum Scott Australian Tour Dates
November 5 – Perth, Metropolis Fremantle
November 8 – Melbourne, Corner Hotel
November 11 – Sydney, Enmore Theatre
November 12 – Brisbane, The Tivoli