Damon C. Scott (he uses his middle initial to avoid confusion with the ventriloquist Damon Scott, who won Britain's Got Talent
in 2007) is the vocalist on this track. He was discovered my a producer named David Levy, who heard Scott singing on the 86th Street subway platform in New York City. Levy had him record some tracks, and later introduced Scott to Morgan Geist, who enlisted him to sing on this track and a few others.
In our interview with Scott
, he explained, "I'd go over to his studio in Queens, New York, and he would pay me 50-60 bucks, and I would just sing down certain tracks."
When the remix went to #1 UK in 2013, Scott didn't know about it until he got a call from a booking agent in England, who brought him over to perform some shows. Once the song's popularity faded, Scott returned to America and once again started singing in the subway. He didn't get any royalties from the song because his vocals were a work for hire. He also didn't have any name or face recognition because he's not in the video and the track is credited to Storm Queen (he's not allowed to perform under that name). In England, he could sing this song and get lots of attention from onlookers who recognize the voice, but in America he finds himself is a tough spot as a busker with a #1 hit on another continent. Scott did also contribute vocals to DJ-producer Chris Malinchak's cuts "No Secrets" and "These Dreams."