Scott named the album after a park down the street from where his late grandfather Alan lived in Sutton, UK.
“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,” says Scott. “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.”
The release of ‘Papa’ followed the explosive launch of Scott’s current single ‘Wait No More’, which was the #1 most added song at Canadian radio upon its release. The music video for ‘Wait No More’ was shot in Scott’s Toronto home while self-isolating.
Nonsuch Park (sa) also includes the hit single ‘Everything Sucks’ as well as ‘Evergreen’ – a song that tackles climate change. Inspired by last year’s climate strikes that took place around the world, Scott called upon his fans to share their own thoughts on the issue, which were incorporated into the accompanying music video.
Scott Helman, a 2020 JUNO nominee for Single of the Year (‘Hang Ups’), has established himself as one of Canada’s leading songwriters whose versatility promises a limitless ceiling. The Toronto artist has toured around the world with the likes of Shawn Mendes, Vance Joy and Tegan and Sara, and has collaborated with Alessia Cara, Blas Cantó and Hunter Hayes. With 2 platinum and 3 gold singles, 5 career JUNO nominations and a worldwide record deal through Warner Music Canada, Scott Helman is poised for an international breakout.