The breakout U.K. artist, singer and songwriter’s lead single, “You Are The Reason” has surpassed over 100 million worldwide streams, while views of the official video topped 20 million in the first two weeks and are fast approaching 60 million.
Calum recently teamed up with vocal powerhouse and 3-time Grammy nominee Leona Lewis on a stirring rendition of “You Are The Reason.”
Watch the brand-new video featuring Calum and Leona performing the duet version, HERE.
Written by Calum, Jon Maguire, and Corey James Sanders, the emotionally resonant piano ballad is one of the numerous songs produced for the album by Fraser T Smith (Adele, Ellie Goulding). Calum also worked with producers Jayson DeZuzio, (Skylar Grey, Imagine Dragons) Oak Felder, (Alessia Cara, Demi Lovato), Oscar Gorres (Taylor Swift, Britney Spears), and Phil Paul (Maroon 5).
“To me, Only Human means being okay with how you feel,” says Calum. “My hope is that these songs encourage people to embrace who they are, so that there’s a little less fear in the world and a lot more love.”
With his delicate storytelling, Calum examines unrequited longing on tracks like the aching piano ballad “Hotel Room.” “Only You” blends graceful beats with lyrics that capture adolescent isolation (“So they bullied me with silence/Just for being who I am”), then pay tribute to a beloved friend who brought him solace, while “What I Miss Most” unfolds as a triumphant homage to his hometown of Kingston upon Hull, located in Northern England. Watch Calum perform the bright and soaring track live from Abbey Road Studios HERE.