Eric, welcome to the programme. Thank you very much and good day, Alan. Good day to you as well. Thank you very much for joining me today on "I write the songs" My pleasure.
Calum Scott, who will be opening for Pentatonix this summer in the U. S, proved that everyone was right to believe in him. We sat again with the artist, two years after our first meeting, to talk about this first record.
We are really happy to have you again with us. Are you happy to be back in Paris? I love Paris, I love France. The last time we had an interview together was in January and you told us you wanted your debut album to be versatile, because you wanted to show you could do more than singing sad songs.
So I feel like I wanted to reflect myself like that in my album, show the fun side of me and the pop side, and then slow it down and show the somber side, the sad, heartbroken side of me that a lot of people can relate to.
Is there a particular song in the album that you love more than any other track?
So I think it has always been a special song. And for me, my reason was my grandma and she passed away a few years ago, she helped me grow to be the gentleman I am today and I think by having her tribute to my music kind of immortalizes her. How did your duet with Leona Lewis come about?
Is she someone you wanted to collaborate with for a long time?
We were texting and when she came to London, we recorded the music video and the song. She was just amazing. Such a sweetheart, so funny, so talented, her voice is insane. It was a privilege to sing a song with her and she was singing one of my songs, it was very surreal but an honor.
Will there be another collaboration between the two of you? What can you tell us about it? Yeah for sure, I mean like we said earlier, I definitely wanted to show that I can do upbeat, feel-good music as well. One of the things that I wanted to do is to show people that I have a strong confident side.
Such a cool song! It feels like I sing from my heart you know, and then when I sing the upbeat songs I feel like I give everything from my chest, giving everything I can. This is what I love doing. You worked with Fraser T Smith for this record.
How was it to collaborate with a guy who has worked with some of the biggest singers in the world? I soon started to realize that my voice did the talking.
People wanted to work with me because of the way I sing and the way I interpret my music and Fraser - from the very beginning - was such a sweetheart, such a nice guy, he had all of the time for me, he really listened and really understood where I wanted to go with my album.
It was my first album so it was very personal. It was kind of a happy accident. I knew that the music I wrote was not going to be about going to the club and getting wasted.
Did you focus more on your songwriting when you worked on this album? Yeah for sure I mean I definitely wanted it to be a part of every song in the album.
How did you get to this point?Is all that you left me A nightime of fear Is all that I know Won't you come back Come back to me darling CHORUS Cos I need your love beside me I need your arms around me Through the nights.(SLOW) Ice in your heart We have links here to other sites offering free song words for you to use.
The song Go away is a kind of special song for me that was made for my aunt and uncle in heaven, the same as One more night. I wanted to say in this song that I believed you were always by my side, but you have to leave here, you cannot stay here with me because of your death.
I need you, girl I couldn't live a day without you Well I tried to write a special song A love song just for you To explain the way you make me feel inside. “You Drive Me Wild” was the first song Joan ever wrote.
Joan says, “I can still see myself in my bedroom playing and writing this song, which projected a . "This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)" is a song by new wave band Talking Heads, released in November as the second single from their fifth album Speaking in . I need you girl I couldn't live a day without you Well I tried to write a special song A love song just for you To explain the way you make you feel inside.