In 2017 this Scottish songwriter was still the local hero who, after a few tours through British pubs, released Bloom, a pop-folk debut EP produced with Frank Ocean collaborator Malay. At 21. Seemingly seconds later, his song “Bruises” earned 25 million views on Spotify, Sam Smith asked him to open for his European tour, and BBC Radio 1 declared him a must-follow artist, playing his hit “Someone You Loved” in heavy rotation. After being nominated for the Brit Awards Critics’ Choice, this kid from Glasgow whose voice is divinely scratchy and whose melancholic repertoire soothes broken hearts published a weighty first album, Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent, recorded in L.A. and Nashville. The nostalgic soundtrack of the summer.