As the follow-up to his widely acclaimed album Nonsuch Park (sa), Canadian pop singer/songwriter Scott Helman unleashes his angsty new anthem “Old Friends” today on Warner Records, offering a first taste of his forthcoming project due out later this year. Stay tuned for more details coming this summer!
“Old Friends” gives his fans an inside peek at some of his intimate memories – hanging out with a group of friends he knows was bad for him. While creating the song in Los Angeles with producer/writer Ryan Daly [Charlotte Lawrence, Fitz and the Tantrums] and songwriters Michelle Buzz [Bebe Rexha, Katy Perry]and Sean Van Vleet [PVRIS, Oliver Tree], Scott belted out the words “I miss my old friends!” – an admission he hadn’t yet made to himself.
An accompanying official video is also out today, which was directed by Scott’s real-life (and not toxic) old friends from high school, Mica Daniels and Sise Drummond, and includes a surprise cameo by members of the Canadian alt-pop group Valley. Watch it HERE.
About the song, Scott explains, “There is an aspect of improving your life that involves guilt. The song stems from a time in my life when I was reckless, and when my company wasn’t always in good taste. Part of growing up is cleaning up your life, but that comes with its own pains, and I wanted to articulate that.”