British multi-platinum singer-songwriter Calum Scott’s sublime new single “Heaven” has been refreshed with a spanking new Southeast Asian twist. Acclaimed pop artists in the region hailing from Philippines (Darren Espanto), Malaysia (Diana Danielle), Vietnam (Hoàng Duyên) & Indonesia (Lyodra), reimagines Calum’s latest soulful ballad with their own distinctive touch, yet keeping to the essence of the track at its core. Scheduled for release on 9th June 2022, the 4 forthcoming collaborative singles captures the ethereal feeling of falling in love into the concept of an unimaginable paradise, a universal feeling that certainly transcends boundaries.
Featuring some of the most prominent stars in the region from Darren Espanto, one of the Philippines’ most successful male pop artists in the last decade, to Lyodra, the winner of Indonesian Idol 2020 and a household name known for her vocal prowess, to Diana Danielle, a multi-hyphenate with an impressive social following of more than 6 million and Hoàng Duyên, recognized as one of Vietnam’s most promising rising artists.
Some words from the artists on the special project:
Calum Scott: I am so excited to be working with these incredible artists from Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam! I have always had a special place in my heart for Asia so to sing with local talent from across the region is a real honour. Each of these artists have brought something new to our collaboration of “Heaven” and I can’t wait for everyone to hear them.
Diana Danielle: It was a very exciting experience being able to collaborate with Calum on “Heaven”. Being able to work on a beautiful song with an artist of his calibre whilst being chosen to represent Malaysia is an experience I’ll always hold dearly to.
Darren Espanto: I’m really excited about the collab. I’ve been listening to Calum since he officially released “Dancing On My Own” after his Britain’s Got Talent journey. One of my favourite songs to sing to is “You Are The Reason”. Now, I have the opportunity to collaborate with him on his song and showcase the track with other artists across Southeast Asia. I hope to perform this track with Calum live on stage someday soon!
Hoàng Duyên: Personally, I really love listening to such healing songs, they are like the chicken soup for the soul. “Heaven” sounds exactly like its name. The song is filled with positive energy. This is such a precious opportunity for a young artist like me. Both Calum and I have worked on this project wholeheartedly. We cannot wait to share this song with you. Hope you will love this duet from us!
Lyodra: I’m so excited about this project. I hope the fans will love this song and our collaboration. I hope Calum and I will be able to meet up in person soon & hopefully perform this duet together live. I want to thank Calum for giving me the chance to sing with him, it’s a real honour for me.
The triumphant and timeless ballad reveals Calum’s gift for finding unexpected ways to express universal emotions. “As songwriters, we’re always searching for new ways of saying ‘I miss you’ or ‘I love you’ or ‘I want you back,’” says Calum, who co-wrote “Heaven” with Hayley Warner (an Australian singer/songwriter who’s also penned songs for artists like Katy Perry and Tori Kelly). “‘The concept of ‘Heaven’ is the love between two people being so powerful that it is far superior to anything else, any other form of paradise that could be offered. I loved the idea of putting the power into the relationship.” Threaded with lyrics that offer a certain poetic wisdom, “What good is life if we’re all just waiting to dance in the sky?”, the result is a breathtaking tribute to living in the moment by fully surrendering to love.
Each track will be released alongside an official music video premiere on 9th June 2022 at
7pm GMT+7 / 8pm GMT+8.