Calum Scott has shared his new single “Boys in the Street,” an intimate cover of a 2015 track from Scottish artist Greg Holden. The song is accompanied by a poignant black-and-white video, directed by Jackson Ducasse (Ellie Goulding, James Bay). Watch it now below.
“Boys in the Street” is taken from Calum’s upcoming sophomore album, Bridges, out June 17th. Pre-order the album now HERE.
A devastating but ultimately life-affirming account of a father’s struggle to accept his openly gay son, “Boys in the Street” centers on a particularly impassioned vocal performance from Calum. In a departure from the acoustic-guitar-driven sound of the original track, Calum’s rendition arrives as an elegant piano ballad graced with lush string work, gradually taking on a tearful intensity as he narrates the father’s journey toward understanding.
“‘Boys in the Street’ is one of the few songs that has made me cry on the first listen,” says Calum. “I connected to the original version instantly, and had wanted to record my own interpretation for the last few years. When I’d finished my second album, I had the time to craft my own version, and immediately got in touch with Greg to ask for his blessing. I knew it would fit perfectly on Bridges, and in some ways was the song I was missing. I’m honoured to include this powerful and inspiring piece on my sophomore record — I know it’s a song that not only I can relate to, but will resonate with others around the world.”
Soon after the release of Bridges, Calum will embark on a summer headlining tour of North America. All dates are listed below and tickets can be found at https://www.calumscott.com/.
Calum Scott North American Tour Dates
July 30 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
July 31 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
August 2 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
August 3 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
August 5 – Santa Ana, CA – Observatory OC
August 6 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
August 7 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
August 9 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
August 12 – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues Dallas
August 13 – Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston
August 14 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn
August 16 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
August 18 – Washington, DC – Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
August 19 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza – SOLD OUT
August 20 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
August 21 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club*
August 23 – Montréal, QC – Théatre Corona – SOLD OUT
August 24 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club – SOLD OUT
August 26 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
August 27 – Detroit, MI – Saint Andrew’s Hall
August 28 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
August 30 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
August 31 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
September 1 – New York, NY – Warsaw*
September 3 – Montréal, QC – Théatre Corona*
* New Show Added