Breakout singer-songwriter Calum Scott has released a new single called “What I miss most” and it’s worth a listen (or six).
Lifted from debut album Only Human, What I Miss Most is the soundtrack to summer travels and days soaking up the sun. Written whilst overseas (Calum is British), Calum recounts times spent apart from family and friends and the inspiration behind the track:
“Whilst writing the album, I found myself in countries I’d never been to, missing family, friends, missing the city I had grown up in…writing had become a therapy and it was the only way I could release that emotion. ‘What I Miss Most’ is definitely my tribute to my hometown of Hull but is a song for anybody that misses ‘home’.”
This upbeat song will hold a place with anyone who’s been apart from their loved ones.
“What I Miss Most” follows the release of Calum’s debut album. Announced by the Official Charts Company, Only Human is the biggest selling debut album by both a male artist and by a British artist of the year so far.
“What I Miss Most” also follows on the heels of Scott’s previous singles; “You Are The Reason” (1.2 million adjusted singles, 210 million combined streams and 120 million video views including 85 million on the official video) “Rhythm Inside” 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 has surpassed 260 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.
Calum recently embarked on his first ever UK headline tour, he completed his first tour of the US last year. 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.