Calum Scott didn’t have the easiest time coming out to his group of friends, who he says showed a complete lack of support when he revealed he was gay. The former Britain’s Got Talent contestant has released his new album, Bridges, which promises to be his most honest body of work yet with insight into how Calum Scott dealt with his ‘lowest’ point while writing the album.

Leading the record is the single Boys In The Street, a heart wrenching tale of a father who has struggled to accept his son’s sexuality right until his deathbed.

Calum, 33, fortunately had an easier coming out experience with his parents, but he was able to relate to the song after dealing with the fallout of revealing his sexuality to his friends when he was younger. ‘I must admit my parents were pretty great with my coming out,’ Calum – who publicly came out as gay in 2016 – told Metro.co.uk. ‘I wrote a song called No Matter What from the first album that details when I told my mum and she said she loved me “no matter what” and it was this beautiful moment I had with her where I was finally able to get it off my chest. ‘Then I told my friends and was totally abandoned.