New Album Nonsuch Park (sa) Out September 4
Scott Helman has shared an emotional new video for his new track “Papa,” a tribute to his late grandfather Alan who passed away last summer. Scott created a strikingly raw video to accompany the release, sharing his completely unedited reaction while watching the personal home video footage for the very first time.
Scott also announced on Friday that the first instalment of Nonsuch Park – an album series – will be released on September 4. Nonsuch Park (sa) is available for pre-order/save/add. The release is the follow-up to Scott’s 2017 debut album Hôtel de Ville and 2018 EP HangUps.
“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 for giving me the space to do it.”
The release of “Papa” follows the explosive launch of Scott’s current single “Wait No More,” which was the #1 most added song at Canadian radio upon its release in May and continues to rise up the charts each week. The music video for “Wait No More” was shot in Scott’s Toronto home while self-isolating (WATCH NOW).
Scott Helman, a 2020 JUNO nominee for Single of the Year (“Hang Ups”), has established himself as one of Canada’s leading songwriters whose versatility promises a limitless ceiling. The Toronto artist has toured around the world with the likes of Shawn Mendes, Vance Joy and Tegan and Sara, and has collaborated with Alessia Cara, Blas Cantó and Hunter Hayes. With 2 platinum and 3 gold singles, 5 career JUNO nominations and a worldwide record deal through Warner Music Canada, Scott Helman is poised for an international breakout.
NONSUCH PARK (sa) TRACK LIST:
- Wait No More
- Good Problems
- Afraid Of America
- Everything Sucks
- True Crime