It’s after the first dates of tour in the United States, and Calum Scott is feeling the love.
The British singer is opening for Pentatonix and touring in support of his debut album, “Only Human.”
“Oh, my God,” he says of the opening night. “It was insane, and my face was aching me two songs in. It was phenomenal, and I’m enjoying myself.”
Scott has come a long way in the music business. Before appearing on “Britain’s Got Talent” in 2015, Scott was working a 9-to-5 human resources job.
The show helped catapult Scott into the mainstream, as well as snag a recording contract. On the show, he performed his version of Robyn’s “Dancing on My Own,” which has been viewed more than 100 million times.
The 29-year-old musician spent years writing material for his debut album, released on March 9.
“It was so nice to get the songs out,” he says. “I was living with the songs for a year and a half. It feels like the album has been out forever, but that’s not the case.”
Scott says it’s weird to be asked about how the album came about.
He says that after being signed to Capitol Records, he began his songwriting journey.
“It gave me the opportunity to tell my story, and I forgot the album was my end goal,” he says. “It was like going to counseling every week. It felt really good to do it. By the end, it had a theme of honesty. I looked at how human it was; hence the title. It came organically. I also felt that if this was my only album ever, I wanted it to be a true representation of me. That’s why I took my time.”
With an opening slot on the Pentatonix tour, Scott is getting used to his 30-minute slot.
“I don’t stop talking,” he quips. “When the stage manager has to stop me, it’s not good. But I also want to make sure after being so personal with my lyrics, I want to share the story and talk about the songs. It’s much more interesting to hear the story behind it. I can get away with doing six or seven songs if I keep my talking to a minimum. On stage, it’s just me and a piano. These are very honest songs, stripped-raw songs. It’s beautiful.”