Scottish singer-songwriter, Callum Beattie shares a passionate re-release of his poignant track, ‘Some Heroes Don’t Wear Capes’, out today via 3beat / Universal Music.
The heartfelt tribute to his father can originally be found on his well-received Miracle EP (2018). He has also announced his upcoming debut album People Like Us will be out March 27 2020 – which is available to pre-order now.
With a little less production and a lot more emotion, Callum’s re-release of ‘Some Heroes Don’t Wear Capes’ focuses on the significant meaning behind the relatable, self-written lyrics. The captivating piano chords highlight the singer’s expressive vocal which resonates throughout.
Listen to ‘Some Heroes Don’t Wear Capes’ by Callum Beattie on the Official Fantasy Premier League playlist on Spotify.
Beattie watched his father struggle as a single parent after Callum’s mum left when he was a child, he recalls the way his father inspired him to take on music full-time. “I probably wouldn’t be doing music now if it wasn’t for my dad. The amount of records he had in the house!”
“Every night he’d crack open a bottle of red and just play me all this different music. That was mind blowing, hearing everything from Elton John to Deep Purple and all these mad bands. Whether I liked them or not, I still found it interesting.”
Callum’s musical journey began with a road trip with his father, who gave him two summer holiday options: they could afford to go camping in Tenerife or the pair could drive from their home city of Edinburgh to London and back.
Opting for a road trip, they stopped off at as many festivals/gigs as possible until their money ran out. Whilst playing at Glastonbury a few years ago, Callum remembers performing ‘Some Heroes Don’t Wear Capes’ and he spotted his father in the audience, the overwhelming experience had Callum tearing up on stage.