Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi has had a lot to celebrate all year, with his single Someone You Loved” spending seven consecutive weeks at No. 1 in the UK and then pond-hopping to soar up the US charts, recently hitting No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Lewis Capaldi is live at Perth Festival of the Arts on Saturday 18th May, following the release of his eagerly awaited debut album the day before. The X Factor winner, who has released a new album called You also spoke about how he wants to take a break from music.
Having a really good album that you can maximise over a campaign buys you more time. What worries me in the industry today is when you have artists – at all levels – who release albums and then quickly move on to new music. Some artists are releasing albums, and then three weeks later putting new music out.
Keeping up his reputation as the soundest man in showbusiness, Scottish singing sensation Lewis Capaldi has passed on his congratulations to Ferbane on their Offaly Senior Football Championship win at the weekend.
It’s not the first time Lewis and Anais have met, however, with the pair first crossing paths at the Mad Cool music festival in Madrid, where Noel was performing.
BOSTON — Lewis Capaldi is the ugly-cry balladeer of 2019. Lewis Capaldi still hasn’t moved out of his parents’ house after becoming a famous musician and making a whopping pile of cash.
In 2019, though, things have truly gone bananas. Someone You Loved, released in March, has now been streamed more than a billion times worldwide. In the US, it currently sits at No.2 on the Hot AC chart and No.5 at Top 40 (Mediabase), as well as climbing to No.11 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Around two years on from his debut live performances and occupying the number one spot on the official UK Charts for seven weeks with his hit single ‘Someone You Loved’, Capaldi is one of the most popular musicians of the moment.
All proceeds from a compulsory 50p extra charge at checkout for each ticket sale goes solely towards new fan initiative LIVELIVE, providing a dedicated email address and team at each venue who are expertly trained and qualified in assisting with panic, anxiety or any other concerns fans may have. On the ground assistance will range from meeting fans at the door, escorting them to their seats, to taking anyone that needs to a specially designated ‘escape space’ where time out can be spent. Fans can simply visit the signposted help points inside each venue which will be open before, during and after the concert.
Capaldi released the song in March 2017 and signed with Virgin EMI Records and Capitol Records shortly after the track gathered over 25 million plays on Spotify. He has been pretty busy since then, releasing two EPs, touring with Sam Smith, Niall Horan, and Ed Sheeran, spending an afternoon with Elton John, and dropping his debut album Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent in May.
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Although Someone You Loved” — which was the last tune that Capaldi wrote for his debut LP — may feel like a breakup song, the piano ballad wasn’t conceived as such.
It’s hard to imagine things moving faster for a new artist, especially given that Capaldi was discovered after releasing his music on SoundCloud less than three years ago. And while his parents only partially sanctioned a career filled with pub and wedding gigs before that, they’re a bit more tolerant of the choice now.
Capaldi opened 2019 with his breakthrough single ” Someone You Loved ” charting in over 29 countries around the world becoming a hit all over Europe, Asia and Australia. His debut album Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent followed in May which became the best selling album in the UK in five years, spending five weeks at number one in its first six weeks of release. The album also achieved gold status in the UK only two days after release.
Live, Capaldi makes a point of instilling a sense of fun into his live performances, making them an undeniably joyful experience, despite the heavy-hearted nature of so many of his songs. His keen sense of humour standing out in much of his associated work, including several viral online videos.
With its emotionally resonant, beautifully observed songs about love and relationships, Breach is yet another showcase for Capaldi’s vocal and songwriting talent. In 2017, the 21-year-old released his debut EP Bloom, which has over 200 million combined streams worldwide. Bloom features Bruises, a track that showcases Capaldi’s nimble vocal ability, as he effortlessly slips between smooth baritone, gravelly mid-tone, and haunting falsetto with pinpoint accuracy. Bruises shot to No. 1 on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist and has over 200 million combined streams globally.
Having recently toured with the likes of Sam Smith, Niall Horan, and Rag’n’Bone Man, Capaldi makes a point of instilling that sense of fun into his live show—an undeniably joyful experience, despite the heavy-hearted nature of so many of his songs. As I was working on the album, one of the main things I kept thinking about was whether I’d have a good time playing these songs live,” Capaldi says. People might come to my shows expecting it to be very serious, but really I just talk a lot of absolute nonsense and try to connect with the audience like they’re my pals. I’m not up there saying, ‘Here’s another one about a girl who broke my heart’—it’s always much more like, ‘Let’s all just have a laugh, and sing some really sad songs together.
The hit song “Someone You Loved” was at number one in the charts for seven weeks after it was released. It is also one of the most popular of Lewis’ on his debut album Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent, which reached number one in the UK and Ireland when it was released in May 2019.
But I have to give complete credit to UMG central Europe boss Frank Briegmann: he was absolutely brilliant after Daniel left. I flew to Berlin straight away, sat with Frank, and he pretty much agreed to a list of things we wanted, including personnel and A&R – specifically, that Lewis and I would A&R the album, after Daniel was probably only involved in one song. Frank was incredible, he pretty much built the team around us exactly how we wanted it. Certain stuff is now run out of Germany, while other stuff, like international, is run out of the UK.
It’s easy to listen to Lewis Capaldi ‘s breakthrough hit, “Someone You Loved,” and assume that he’s still absolutely reeling from a devastating split. But to hear the 22-year-old tell it, he was already way, way over his ex by the time he wrote his signature bleeding-heart ballad.
Recorded over an 18 month period across London, New York & L.A., and featuring co-writes with the likes of Jamie Hartman (Calvin Harris & Rag N Bone Man), Malay (Frank Ocean & Lorde) & TMS, Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent is an ironically titled, but charismatically defining album that’s lyrically candid and an accurate snapshot into the ups and downs of growing up. Consisting of recordings that capture the charm & feeling of how they were originally written, including hit UK singles ‘Grace’, Bruises’ & ‘Someone You Loved’, Lewis’ stunningly identifiable voice, coupled with its turbulent themes of love, loss and heartache, make it a debut record that is unequivocally relatable.
Lewis Marc Capaldi (born 7 October 1996) is a Scottish singer-songwriter. Capaldi achieved global mainstream success throughout 2019 with his international breakthrough single “Someone You Loved”, which spent 7 weeks at the top of the UK Singles Chart making it one of the longest No. 1 singles in UK chart history.
What’s striking about Someone You Loved” — and about the rest of Capaldi’s impressive album, which he made quickly after an early single took off on streaming services — is that his stories often resist the type of emotional grandstanding for which his voice sets you up. Yes, the feelings are big and often raw. But Capaldi describes breakups the way they happen in real life — not necessarily an explosion of trauma,” he said, but the sad, relatable experience of two people slowly drifting apart.
Like many in his generation, Capaldi, whose aspiring rock star of an older brother led him to start playing music in grade school, was discovered by a manager after he posted homemade recordings online. His meal ticket of an instrument, though, sets him apart as much as his attraction to classic arrangements does. Where artists like Eilish and Khalid do this super-cool kind of mumbly, vibey thing,” as one of his producers, Malay , put it, Capaldi uses his powerful chest voice to reach the cheap seats. In the weathered grain of his singing — rich with echoes of Otis Redding and Daryl Hall — you can hear a performer capable of turning pain into beauty.
Look at Adele; she can go away for three years, and she’s earned it because she makes brilliant music with a timeless vocal. I’d 100% never dare put Lewis in Adele’s category, but at the same time I like the idea of earning your space because people respect your craft.
Just a year on from his debut live shows and young Scottish singer-songwriter, Lewis Capaldi is now set for the biggest headline performances of his career. The tour will follow the release of his long-awaited album, Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, which couples his honest and heartbreaking anthems with a beautiful humour that has already won him a huge following worldwide.
Lewis has also announced a special & unique new fan initiative LIVELIVE. Born from personal and fan experiences, the initiative has been set up for those who experience anxiety or emotional difficulties and have concerns about attending the shows. All proceeds from a compulsory 50c extra charge at checkout for each ticket sale goes solely towards providing a dedicated email address and team at each venue who are expertly trained and qualified in assisting with panic, anxiety or any other concerns fans may have. On the ground assistance will range from meeting fans at the door, escorting them to their seats, to taking anyone that needs to a specially designated ‘escape space’ where time out can be spent. Fans can simply visit the signposted help points inside each venue which will be open before, during and after the concert.
Now Someone You Loved” — the key track from Capaldi’s debut album, Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent” — is in the running for January’s Grammy Awards, with music-industry insiders speculating about its chances of being nominated for song and record of the year. Capaldi himself is tipped for a best new artist nod.
But this annoyed Lewis’ fans, who complained that they were being rude by clapping over his music. His record Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent was the fastest-selling album of the year until it was overtaken by Ed Sheeran’s latest release.
It certainly is not a bad life. His upcoming tour will take Capaldi through the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Australia. The single “Someone You Loved” (for which his second cousin Peter Capaldi, the 12th doctor in Doctor Who, starred in the music video ) brought him to number one on Billboard’s Emerging Artists Chart. Capaldi continues to take it all in stride.
Continuing to break records and capture the nation, Lewis Capaldi has today announced a huge UK headline arena tour, kicking off March 2020. The announcement comes ahead of the release of his eagerly-awaited debut album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent – out May 17th on Virgin EMI – featuring his UK Number 1 platinum-selling single ‘Someone You Loved’, the biggest UK single of the year so far, and one of the longest running #1 singles of the past 25 years.
Backstage at the Boston show, which Capaldi’s parents had also flown in for, he faced some more fact-checking from his mom regarding his usefulness as anything but a musician.
Capaldi and his team are currently trying to balance giving the debut album its proper due, and working on things like stage design for the first time.
And it turned out to be a great day for Lewis, who has been the biggest name in music of 2019. Capaldi’s second EP Breach released a year later. It also featured four tracks.
Off to a quick and powerful start in the music industry, Scottish pop singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi’s career has just begun. One of Europe’s hottest breakthrough artists, Capaldi has released two EPs and one studio album. His album Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent was released in May of 2019 and quickly became one of the best-selling albums in the UK. His single “Someone You Loved” was a hit all over the world, charting in more than 29 countries and achieving gold, platinum and double-platinum status through five different trade associations. He began to make headway in the United States with “Someone You Loved” peaking at No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Lewis Capaldi was an early developer. At the age of twelve, the singer-songwriter was playing the pubs of Glasgow, Scotland. In 2017, he became the first artist without a recording contract to reach 25 million streams on Spotify. This did not go unnoticed, and Capaldi ended up in the notebooks of several important managers and media figures, touring Europe with Rag’n’Bone Man and Sam Smith. ‘Someone You Loved’ (2018) was the young man’s breakthrough in Belgium. He strikes a good balance between rough and warm and is effortlessly touching. His best is yet to come. Capaldi was recently one of three nominees for the Critics’ Choice Award 2019. This is the annual award given by the British music industry to the names most likely to hit the big time. Capaldi lost to Sam Fender (who played at last year’s Werchter). However, past ‘losers’ include Dua Lipa and Years & Years.