Canadian superstar Scott Helman is back with another banger of a song in “Old Friends” . This song is just a taste from his upcoming project out later this year. In the song Scott reminisces about missing his old friends, and the times they had together. Although he misses them, he knew they weren’t good for him and eventually had to let them go. With that comes the guilt, and it’s hard to move past that and what once was. This song serves as a reminder about past relationships and the fine line between suffering and healing. It’s emotionally raw and one of Scott’s best work to date.
About the song, Scott explains, “There is an aspect of improving your life that involves guilt. The song stems from a time in my life when I was reckless, and when my company wasn’t always in good taste. Part of growing up is cleaning up your life, but that comes with its own pains, and I wanted to articulate that.”
Not only is the song emotionally raw lyrically, it catches you by surprise instrumentally. The song starts off with just a piano and Scott’s raspy vocals, you think it’s going to be a ballad but then the chorus really hits you full force with punchy guitar riffs and Scott shouting “I miss my old friends” with all the angst. It’s definitely a song you want to shout with your friends (old or new) on a night drive with the windows down. A banger of a tune just in time for summer.
We can’t wait to see what else Scott has in store in his upcoming project, we’re sure it’ll be amazing! An accompanying official video is also out today, which was directed by Scott’s real-life (and not toxic) old friends from high school, Mica Daniels and Sise Drummond, and includes a surprise cameo by members of the Canadian alt-pop group Valley, which you can check out below!
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