U.K. crooner <a href=”/music/Calum-Scott”>Calum Scott</a>, the man behind one of the world’s most recognizable and loved renditions of <a href=”/music/Robyn”>Robyn</a>’s “Dancing On My Own,” will play his first-ever Asia shows in the Philippines and Hong Kong from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, with more dates to be announced soon.
Scott’s heartwarming appearance on Britain’s Got Talent in 2015 shot him to instant global stardom. When he officially released his audition song, “Dancing On My Own,” as the lead single from his debut album, Only Human, it took the world by storm. The track quickly accumulated more than 6.5 million worldwide sales and saw the former recruitment officer from Hull nominated for the BRIT Awards for British Single of the Year.
Only Human is the result of a long, cathartic songwriting journey. Filled with deeply personal material, Scott’s ability to transform pain into beauty is undeniable, whether he is addressing coming out to his father, unrequited longing, adolescent isolation, or the gratitude he feels toward his sister Jade, who pushed him to sing onstage for the first time and auditioned alongside him on Britain’s Got Talent.
Scott’s elegantly sculpted pop centers on his soulful vocals and heartfelt lyrics, exemplified in his gently uplifting single “You Are the Reason,” the aching piano ballad “Hotel Room” and the hit single “Rhythm Inside.”
The singer’s ability to consistently build on his gift for poignant, emotionally charged performances is a sure sign of the lasting impact the Englishman will continue to have on all who hear his voice.
This year has certainly been a significant year for the 29-year-old as he took his upbeat yet deceptively anguished balladry on the road for his first headline tour across the U.K. and Europe in May.