SCOTT HELMAN Releases Highly Personal New Single PAPA

By Holly Frith

Dropping as the first part of his album series Nonsuch Park, is Papa from Scott Helman. With the full release coming on September 4th, this track follows up LP Hotel de Ville and 2018’s Hang Ups.

The record is a tribute to his late grandfather, and shows a delicate edge to the Canadian singer/songwriter. He reveals: “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).”

Watch the official video to Papa below.