Jasmine Thompson links up with UK singer and producer Calum Scott for a brand new single “love is just a word”
The new single “love is just a word” from Jasmine Thompson and Calum Scott features a piano-driven duet that shows off their shining vocals and harmonies while telling a story of love that’s at its most meaningful when they’re together. “love is just a word” premieres today at all DSPs and streaming services, joined by an official music video directed by Jackson Ducasse (Dua Lipa, New Order). The accompanying live acoustic video reflects their love of singing live and underscores the song’s raw emotion.
Thompson says: “I went to Wales to work with the producer Jon Maguire, and I remember having the opening lyric in my head. We spent two days working together, and managed to make something we were both super proud of. A few months after the session, totally out of the blue, Jon messaged me with an updated version including Calum! It was so magical hearing his voice on it, and I felt so honoured that he wanted to be a part of the song – it immediately felt like the missing link. We had such a laugh, I couldn’t keep a straight face while recording, Jon had to stick us in separate rooms but that voice… magical. The song was inspired by slow dancing around my kitchen during lockdown, and it felt like I was hearing these love songs from my childhood with fresh ears and I really wanted to capture how they made me feel.”
“love is just a word” marks the latest in a series of singles from Thompson, including the recently released “after goodbye,” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services HERE; an official companion video – directed by acclaimed visual artist/director/photographer Melody Maker – is streaming now via YouTube HERE. “‘after goodbye’ is the ultimate breakup song,” enthused The Honey Pop. “Jasmine’s delicate song doesn’t need to have lots of complex orchestration. The guitar hums softly and the voice comes along in magnificent harmony.”
Scott adds: My producer and I were about to sit down and finish a song that we had written for my album when he mentioned a demo he wanted to play me that he had written with Jasmine. As a big fan of her work already, we sat and listened and as soon as the demo ended, I told him I wanted to help them finish it and be part of it somehow! I love the simplicity of the lyrics but using iconic love songs to imagine how they would be without the key ingredient of love was what really pulled me in. I’m a huge fan of Jasmine’s voice, her songwriting and her energy so to not only to work but to duet with her has been truly amazing.”
Thompson kicked off the summer with the acclaimed single, “already there,” available now at all digital platforms HERE; an official music video is streaming now via YouTube HERE. Produced by TMS (Lewis Capaldi) and co-written with Kristin Carpenter (Greyson Chance, Nasty Cherry, NOTD), Maddie Eliasson, Sebastian Daniel (Matoma, Afrojack), Michael Pollack (Celine Dion, Kelly Clarkson, Maroon 5) and TMS, the track was met by critical applause from a wide range of media