"'No Matter What is without question the most personal song I have ever written and the one I am most proud of," Scott shared with Billboard Radio China.
"It's a song born from loneliness, acceptance and the heartbreaking but liberating tale of my coming-out experience. What I love about this song is that it isn't just limited to a story of sexual identity, but about the relationship between parent and child and acceptance as a whole.
"This song didn't make my debut album, because I simply wasn't ready at that time to give it to the world. It felt too personal to share, but as with all of my songwriting, I've written this from the heart to try and inspire confidence and compassion in people and put some love back in to the world, which we could always use more of."
"No Matter What" is one of the new songs that will appear on the special edition of Only Human, due for release Nov. 30 via Capitol Records. Other new songs include "Need To Know," "Sore Eyes," and the Christmas song "White Christmas."
Scott was nominated for a Brit Award for Best Single for his version of Robyn's "Dancing On My Own," which became a global sensation with over 1 billion streams worldwide, and is now platinum in five countries.