I’m currently wiping away tears as I write this because I just watched Scott Helman’s beautiful video for his track, ‘Papa’.
Scott opens up to his fans as he remembers his papa, who he lost more than a year ago. We get to see old home movies and clips of his dad and how life was growing up. We also see Scott’s reaction as he watched the video for the first time.
Grab some tissue and click play below
‘Papa’ is the first instalment of Scott Helman’s ‘Nonsuch Park‘ – an album series which will be released on September 4.
The release is the follow-up to Scott’s 2017 debut album Hôtel de Ville and 2018 EP Hang Ups.
“This album is mostly about me – my changes, my growth, my hardships, my celebrations, my fears, my courage and my love,” says Scott. “It encapsulates many of the winding roads of my life, how they’ve diverged and converged to create a tapestry, and it documents the lessons that tapestry has taught me. If each person has a sanctuary within – a place they can return to where things make sense, where the tides are kind, where colours are bright and their lives feel meaningful – I think we all have a physical destination too where those things manifest. For me that place was the large park just down the road from my Papa’s house in Sutton, UK – Nonsuch Park. It was here where we would walk and cackle at awful jokes, lean in for the stories, make peace with our busy lives and draw meaning from the lessons we had learned since our last visit (made all the more powerful by the fact that we only had a couple more days together).”
“If my past works have been displays of discovery, this work is a declaration – a declaration of love, meaning, questions and truth, and it is all dedicated to you, Papa. Thank you for helping me piece together the fragments of my life and giving me the space to do it.”