Breakout British singer-songwriter Calum Scott releases a new single, “You Are The Reason,” today via all digital partners. The emotionally resonant piano ballad was written by Scott, Jon Maguire and Corey James Sanders and produced by Fraser T Smith (Adele, Ellie Goulding). Listen HERE. Watch Scott perform, “You Are The Reason” – 1 Mic 1 Take (Live From Abbey Road Studios) HERE. Scott will also release his debut album this Spring 2018 on Capitol Records. More info to follow soon.
“’You Are The Reason’ started out as a song about something completely different than what it is now. It was originally written from a fragile place of anxiety and not knowing the cause of it, so the song started to become ‘Without A Reason’. But as we carried on writing, we realised how every relationship has difficult times but you stick with it because the love you fundamentally feel for the other person overrides everything else,” says Scott. “I wrote this song to say thank you to those special people who make our lives better, simply because they’re in it.”
“You Are The Reason” follows on the heels of Scott’s two previous singles, his original song “Rhythm Inside,” which has over 24 million streams worldwide, and his poignant version of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own,” which became a global sensation. It was the best-selling U.K. single of 2016 by a British solo artist and was nominated for a Brit Award for Best Single. “Dancing On My Own” quickly charted in over 34 countries on Spotify, peaking at No. 1 on the Viral chart in six countries, including the U.S. The song has 550 million streams worldwide, while the video have surpassed 200 million views. The song also charted at No. 1 on iTunes in 11 countries and is certified Platinum in four countries. In the U.K., it hit #2 on the Official Singles Sales chart, was the most-downloaded song of the summer, and ranks as one of the most-played songs of 2016 at U.K. radio.
Scott wrapped up his first U.S. headlining tour earlier this year with sold-out shows across the country. While in the States, he performed “Dancing On My Own” on Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America, and Dancing With The Stars. Scott is also featured on Matrix & Futurebound’s track “Light Us Up,” which is out now.