After months of breaking records and capturing the nation, Lewis Capaldi has today released his eagerly-awaited debut album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent on Virgin EMI – featuring UK Number 1 platinum-selling single ‘Someone You Loved’ – the biggest UK single of the year so far.
Recorded over an 18 month period across London, New York & L.A., 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 has also achieved successive Radio 1 A-List tracks, sold over 150,000 headline show tickets, enlisted the music video acting services of ex-Dr Who star Peter Capaldi, amassed over 600 million plays across streaming services & has sold out no less than five back-to-back headline tours, with demand outstripping supply at every turn. This all underlined with critical praise, being shortlisted for the 2019 Brits Critics’ Choice award, TV performances on The Jonathan Ross Show & Top Of The Pops, and making both the BBC’s Sound Of 2018 longlist and BBC Radio 1’s Brit List.
The young 22 year old who only 18 months ago had been plugging-in night-after-night into the local pub gig circuit of Glasgow, will first head out on the road in November to headline some of the country’s most notable venues, then embark on a truly remarkable sold out UK arena tour in 2020.
Lewis has taken pairing sad songs with an incredible wit, and a rampant social media following to match, and made it his very own. The results are hilariously beautiful.