2015’s Britain’s Got Talent finalist Calum Scott is no stranger to most of us thanks to his angelic vocals. He is most known for his cover of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” which he also performed on BGT to earn the golden buzzer from Simon Cowell himself. However, “You Are the Reason” is Calum’s most successful single of his own, and we will take a deeper look into its meaning.
“You Are the Reason” comes from Calum Scott’s debut studio album ‘Only Human’ released in 2018. The album reached #4 in the UK and #5 in Australia. The song has been rated Platinum by RIAA, double Platinum by Music Canada and 4x Platinum by ARIA. Calum Scott later released a duet version of the song with Leona Lewis.
Calum Scott himself explained the meaning behind his hit single with Capitol Records;
“You Are the Reason” started out as a song about something completely different than what it is now. It was originally written from a fragile place of anxiety and not knowing the cause of it, so the song started to become “Without A Reason”. But as we carried on writing, we realized how every relationship has difficult times but you stick with it because the love you fundamentally feel for the other person overrides everything else.”
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Lyrics Review and Song Meaning of “You Are the Reason” by Calum Scott
Just as the singer explained, this song is about fighting through a difficult relationship. No relationship is ‘perfect.’ It is the two partner’s efforts that make it a perfect relationship despite all the flaws present.
Calum Scott promises that he would ‘climb mountains’ and ‘swim oceans,’ metaphorically, to make this relationship work. It takes effort from both partners to make a relationship lasting. And sometimes it is worth this extra effort because she/he is the One.
Calum Scott suggests that there are some parts “broken” in this relationship. Some of which may be his doing. But looking back at their relationship, Calum realizes that she has been there to fix his wounds. So Calum only wants to do the same. He also says that if he could turn back the time, he would make sure those scars won’t happen at all. But now all he can do is fix what damage he has caused.
Just like any great song, “You Are the Reason” by Calum Scott just gets better with every passing year.
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