Scott Helman, Warner Music Canada artist has released the first single from his upcoming album series Nonsuch Park.
‘Papa’ is the newest installment from the electro-pop artist and showcases the versatility, vulnerability and maturity Scott is capable of.
‘Papa’ is a poignant, emotional and exceedingly raw rendition which dives deep into the depths of Scotts process as he comes to terms with the painful loss of his grandfather. A beautifully sculpted tribute to a lost loved one, he pairs this single with a unique, simple yet extremely intimate video which records Scotts initial reaction to viewing never before seen footage of home made videos detailing special events throughout his and his families lives.
Alternative, electro pop at its finest, Scotts vocals echo clean and clearly throughout whilst he carefully articulates the memorable hooks detailing personal and meaningful memories.
“This album is mostly about me – my changes, my growth, my hardships, my celebrations, my fears, my courage and my love,” says Scott. “It encapsulates many of the winding roads of my life, how they’ve diverged and converged to create a tapestry, and it documents the lessons that tapestry has taught me. If each person has a sanctuary within – a place they can return to where things make sense, where the tides are kind, where colours are bright and their lives feel meaningful – I think we all have a physical destination too where those things manifest. For me that place was the large park just down the road from my Papa’s house in Sutton, UK – Nonsuch Park. It was here where we would walk and cackle at awful jokes, lean in for the stories, make peace with our busy lives and draw meaning from the lessons we had learned since our last visit (made all the more powerful by the fact that we only had a couple more days together).
If my past works have been displays of discovery, this work is a declaration – a declaration of love, meaning, questions and truth, and it is all dedicated to you, Papa. Thank you for helping me piece together the fragments of my life and giving me the space to do it.”