Review: "Boys in the Street" - Calum Scott
It’s hard to disappoint your parents. They’re older and have more life experience, so they think they know what’s best for you. Most of the time, they do, and you should trust their guidance. However, there are other times where their opinion may be wrong. In his song, “Boys in the Street,” Calum Scott reflects on one of these instances. Fortunately, love really does conquer all.
This song does a really good job of storytelling. In the first verse, Scott touches on being young and pinpointing the start of the conflict. In the following verses, he sings about how the conflict progresses as he and his dad get old. The last verse is my favorite because we discover that Scott’s dad finally accepted him. It is unfortunate that his dad was on his deathbed when this happened. Still, it must be comforting to know the conflict came to a positive resolution. Another aspect of the song that I enjoyed was the simple instrumentation. Scott sings with a lot of emotion. The subtle flow of the piano really allows it to break through.
Calum Scott was raised in the city of Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. He discovered his love of music by becoming a drummer, but Scott was encouraged by his sister to pursue singing. In 2015, he auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent. He transformed Robyn’s upbeat dance tune, “Dancing on My Own” into a ballad. It caught the attention of the toughest judge, Simon Cowell who sent Scott straight to the semifinals. If you want to hear more of Calum Scott, his new album, Bridges, will be released on June 17th!
Written By Kelli Dixon
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