You Are the Reason

Album: Only Human (2017)
Charted: 43
  • Calum Scott sings on this piano-driven ballad about a relationship that he regrets ending. He is struggling to live without his former lover and wants the ex back in his life.

    I'd climb every mountain
    And swim every ocean
    Just to be with you
    And fix what I've broken
    Oh, cause I need you to see
    That you are the reason


    Scott explained the story behind the song: "'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."
  • The track was produced by Fraser T Smith, who helped Adele come up with "Set Fire To The Rain," Taio Cruz create "Break Your Heart" and James Morrison pen "Broken Strings."
  • Calum Scott recorded a second version of the ballad on which he is joined by Leona Lewis. The "Bleeding Love" songstress said: "I remember the day Calum sent me this track, I sat listening at home and had it on repeat. It's one of those powerful songs that touches your heart and such a beautiful ballad, everyone knows I love singing them! Calum's performance on it is stunning and I loved being able to join him to make this duet version."
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