Scott Helman just dropped the music video for his new song “Ripple Effect” and we CANNOT. STOP. WATCHING.
With a visual paying homage to John Lennon’s “Imagine,” the song exudes the kind of emotional maturity and self-realization that belies Scott’s age. He understands that the issues we have are a result of the ripple effects of all of the history that came before us. Through the song, Scott continues on to explore all the ways we can start fresh, free of patterns of the past.
Celeb Secrets caught up with Scott recently to get the inside scoop on his new song and video! Check out “Ripple Effect” plus five secrets about below. If you like what you hear, you can catch Scott on his US tour, kicking off in New York on May 31st, weaving its way through Vermont, Boston, Philly, Washington, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Cleveland, and Buffalo.
Keep up with Scott by following him on Instagram at @scotthelman.
1. I was getting over a terrible cold when we wrote “Ripple Effect.” I remember trying to record vocals and blowing my nose constantly so I didn’t sound like Kermit the frog! It was the first day I was starting to feel better, so maybe that’s why the song turned out so optimistic 🙂
2. Before we wrote “Ripple Effect” (Simon Wilcox, Tawgs Salter, Ron Lopata and myself), we had one of the most intense conversations of my life. Each of us talked at length about some of the hardest things we’ve had to face in our lives and how we’ve overcome them. In the end we were all in tears, and Ripple Effect was our statement of hope.
3. It’s my Mom’s favourite song on my Album (Even though I say “I’m just as mean as my mother” !!!!! )
4. My girlfriend is the star of the music video. I really wanted the video to be authentic, and so much of this song is about enjoying life in spite of its hardships, and overcoming past pain with simple acts of love (hence the lyric: “Just let me do something good for you”) and I wanted it to reflect that in the purest sense.
5. The final version is almost exactly the same as the demo. We wrote Ripple Effect in 3-4 hours, and except for some soft keyboard sounds and a quieter kick drum, the song is almost exactly the same as it was when we left the studio that day.