Scott Helman returns to deliver his second album ‘Nonsuch Park‘ (sa), the first installment of his upcoming album series and in his words, his best work to date.
Nonsuch Park (sa) follows on from his debut album Hotel De Ville which introduced us to the artists incredible talent and songwriting ability. Now, slightly older and noticeably wiser, Helman offers us a glimpse into the past few years of his life; falling in love, travelling the world, making some friends and losing some too.
“This album is mostly about me – my changes, my growth, my hardships, my celebrations, my fears, my courage and my love,” says Scott. “It encapsulates many of the winding roads of my life, how they’ve diverged and converged to create a tapestry, and it documents the lessons that tapestry has taught me. If each person has a sanctuary within – a place they can return to where things make sense, where the tides are kind, where colours are bright and their lives feel meaningful – I think we all have a physical destination too where those things manifest. For me that place was the large park just down the road from my Papa’s house in Sutton, UK – Nonsuch Park. It was here where we would walk and cackle at awful jokes, lean in for the stories, make peace with our busy lives and draw meaning from the lessons we had learned since our last visit (made all the more powerful by the fact that we only had a couple more days together).”
‘Nonsuch Park’ (sa) is a beautifully detailed, eight track, three interlude long snapshot of the past events of Helman’s life, and a showcase of his incredible lyrical abilities, especially at such a young age. ‘Nonsuch Park’ (sa) walks us through Helman’s thoughts and mind just as he used to stroll around the Sutton gardens with his beloved Papa.
The album touches on a number of themes from romantic love to loss and heartbreak and how to cope with it all. From ‘Lois’; an electro-pop anthem about that special someone who makes you feel superhuman to ‘EVERGREEN’, a self-reflective, down -tempo pop song, and ‘Everything Sucks’, a dance-y pop number fit for the clubs and of course, the closing tear-jerker, the gorgeous ‘Papa’ dedicated to Helman’s late grandfather.
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