Calum Scott refreshes single ‘Heaven’ with Asian twist

Published June 16, 2022, 12:31 PM

by Manila Bulletin Entertainment

Calum Scott (right) and Darren

British multi-platinum singer-songwriter Calum Scott’s sublime new single “Heaven” has been refreshed with a spanking new Southeast Asian twist.

Acclaimed pop artists in the region hailing from the Philippines (Darren), Malaysia (Diana Danielle), Vietnam (Hoàng Duyên) and Indonesia (Lyodra), reimagines Calum’s latest soulful ballad with their own distinctive touch, yet keeping to the essence of the track at its core.

Released last June 9, the four forthcoming collaborative singles capture the ethereal feeling of falling in love with the concept of an unimaginable paradise, a universal feeling that certainly transcends boundaries.

Featuring some of the most prominent stars in the region from Darren, one of the Philippines’ most successful male pop artists in the last decade, to Lyodra, the winner of Indonesian Idol 2020 and a household name known for her vocal prowess, to Diana Danielle, a multi-hyphenate with an impressive social following of more than six million and Hoàng Duyên, recognized as one of Vietnam’s most promising rising artists.

Some words from the artists on the special project:

Calum Scott: I am so excited to be working with these incredible artists from Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam! I have always had a special place in my heart for Asia, so to sing with local talent from across the region is a real honor. Each of these artists have brought something new to our collaboration of “Heaven” and I can’t wait for everyone to hear them.

DarrenI’m really excited about the collab. I’ve been listening to Calum since he officially released “Dancing On My Own” after his Britain’s Got Talent journey. One of my favorite songs to sing to is “You Are The Reason”. Now, I have the opportunity to collaborate with him on his song and showcase the track with other artists across Southeast Asia. I hope to perform this track with Calum live on stage someday soon!

The triumphant and timeless ballad reveals Calum’s gift for finding unexpected ways to express universal emotions. “As songwriters, we’re always searching for new ways of saying ‘I miss you’ or ‘I love you’ or ‘I want you back,’” says Calum, who co-wrote “Heaven” with Hayley Warner (an Australian singer/songwriter who’s also penned songs for artists like Katy Perry and Tori Kelly). “‘The concept of ‘Heaven’ is the love between two people being so powerful that it is far superior to anything else, any other form of paradise that could be offered. I loved the idea of putting the power into the relationship.” Threaded with lyrics that offer a certain poetic wisdom, “What good is life if we’re all just waiting to dance in the sky?”, the result is a breathtaking tribute to living in the moment by fully surrendering to love.

Each track was released alongside with an official music video that premiered last 9th June 2022.

The official music video with Darren has already 406,000+ views.

Watch the Official Music Video here