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Release date: 
November 5, 2014
Total songs: 
7
Genres: 
Rock/Pop
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Augusta

Up-and-coming songwriter Scott Helman had a revelation when he first heard Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. “I remember just staring at the cover…I was amazed at how moved I was by the lyrics. I remember thinking, 'I want to spend the rest of my life trying to make something half as good as this.” The nineteen-year old Torontonian shows his first effort towards his goal with debut EP Augusta. No, it’s not a prog rock odyssey – the seven-tracks herein are spritely pop numbers that lean closer to One Direction than to Roger Waters, from an emerging songwriter in the process of building a unique voice. Warner Music Canada, especially VP of A&R Ron Lopata, has confidence that he could be the next big thing. His cover of Vance Joy’s "Riptide" has passed 100k streams on YouTube, so we’re inclined to agree that he could break big soon enough.

Scott will open for Shawn Mendes (the #1 artist on the NCM Emerging Chart, several months running) on his current Ontario fall tour. Full details here