SCOTT HELMAN PREMIERES SELF-DIRECTED MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘LOIS’

Photo by: Katherine Kwan
Scott Helman brings his words to life, as the Toronto singer steps behind the camera for the first time, co-directing the music video for his latest single “Lois.” Helman and longtime collaborator Ben Knechtel shot the video over two days last month in Huntsville, Ontario.

“’Lois’ was written about seemingly unattainable heights. It’s about my dreams and my desires, my setbacks and my limits, all irrelevant and overcome thanks to love. It was such a blast and an honour to be able to direct ‘Lois’ with Ben, and to be on the sidelines helping bring the vision to life.”


Helman met actress/singer/content creator Keara Graves through a friend, and after chatting about love and life over the phone for an hour, he knew she and her partner Lavren would be perfect to play the lead characters. As a couple both on and off the screen, Graves and Lavren also became instrumental in helping shape the video’s storyline.

“It was important to us that their story was told with truth and authenticity, and we didn’t want to tell it for them. They added so many details and they brought our initial treatment to life. “For a song that was already a gift, it was immensely emotional for me to see it gifted again, and for these two incredibly thoughtful and powerful people to live their lives through it.”


“Lois” is featured on Helman’s album Nonsuch Park (sa), which was released in September. The album, the follow-up to his 2017 debut Hôtel de Ville, also includes the hits “Wait No More” and “Everything Sucks.”

This may be the first time Helman is credited as a co-director, but his hands have been all over all aspects of his art since he first started releasing music nearly a decade ago.

“Scott's creativity transcends beyond music, so filmmaking just seems like a very natural progression for him as a creative artist. He knows what he wants and I'm just there to help focus the vision,” says Knechtel, who previously directed Helman’s videos for “Wait No More,” “Ripple Effect,” “Kinda Complicated” and the JUNO-nominated “Hang Ups.”

Meanwhile, Helman is preparing to return to the stage for a live concert experience being broadcast on Sessions Live at 9 PM EST on November 26, presented by iHeartRADIO. Helman will perform songs from Nonsuch Park (sa) for the first time along with revisiting some of his past hits. For tickets, visit: sessionslive.com/ScottHelman/tickets.

As well, Helman has released a brand new original holiday song, “Coming Home (For Christmas).” With dreamy vocals and delicate acoustic melodies, the song sounds like it’s pulled straight out of your favorite Christmas rom-com.

Scott Helman, a 2020 JUNO nominee for Single of the Year (“Hang Ups”), has established himself as one of Canada’s leading songwriters whose versatility promises a limitless ceiling. The Toronto artist has toured around the world with the likes of Shawn Mendes, Vance Joy and Tegan and Sara, and has collaborated with Alessia Cara, Blas Cantó and Hunter Hayes. With 2 platinum and 3 gold singles, 5 career JUNO nominations and a worldwide record deal through Warner Music Canada, Scott Helman is poised for an international breakout.



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