Today, multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter Calum Scott premieres his triumphant new single ‘Rise’ – a timely and exhilarating anthem of resilience.
Produced by Gabe Simon and Jon Maguire, ‘Rise’ offers exactly the kind of reassurance needed in difficult times. As the song unfolds in a joyful and majestic sound – pounding drums, glorious harmonies, urgent piano work – Calum delivers a spirited vocal performance that perfectly captures the uplifting message at the heart of ‘Rise’.
“‘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 releasing the heart-on-sleeve ballad and its breathtaking video back in June, Calum returned with an American Sign Language (ASL) version of ‘Biblical’ made in collaboration with the Tony Award®-winning Deaf West Theatre. Check out the powerfully moving visual HERE. Calum recently featured on Lost Frequencies new track, ‘Where Are You Now’ which has already amassed over 50 million global streams. With the official video for ‘Rise’ coming soon, Calum is now gearing up for the release of his eagerly anticipated sophomore album. Due out in early 2022, the album will follow his 2018 full-length debut Only Human – a widely acclaimed release 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 amassing over 7.5 billion combined streams.
ABOUT CALUM SCOTT
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, and Dancing With The Stars, 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”).