Lewis Capaldi Releases First Song in 3 Years, Forget Me E! News UK
Lewis Capaldi teased that he had “lots of depressing ballads up his sleeve” as he released a little more upbeat “Forget Me”.
The 25-year-old Scottish superstar is back today with his first new music in three years, and he joked that he hopes it keeps those who miss his heartbreaking tunes from falling asleep during his gigs.
He said: “It’s a bit more upbeat than my previous numbers, mainly because after touring the world I noticed that my lesser-known, slower tracks felt like some crowds were on. the point of falling asleep out of sheer boredom.
“However, this new one is sad and fast-paced, much like my lovemaking. Don’t worry, I’ve still got plenty of depressing ballads up my sleeve.
The ‘Someone You Loved’ hitmaker wrote the lyrics in just two hours because he couldn’t wait to get booze.
He said: “I actually had tickets to go and see Scotland v Croatia at the Euros. I thought, you know, let’s hurry up and write this song so I can go to the pub. Maybe Maybe I should do it more often in the future because I wasn’t thinking about anything! It only took about two hours.
Although sonically livelier, the track is still about a breakup.
Lewis is quoted by the Daily Star newspaper’s WIRED column as saying, “Let’s be honest here, lyrically he covers a lot of the same ground as before.
“I meet Madame, Madame leaves me, I complain about it in a pop song. Textbook.
“This is about a breakup I went through where, after a year, the only real contact I had with my ex was seeing his ‘post-me’ life play out on his Instagram.
“I was at a point where I felt pretty miserable and she looked like she was moving on and having the best time, thriving and I hated that.
“It felt unfair to me that she seemed happy while I was in pain, and I was worried that she had completely forgotten about me, so I wrote a song about it.”
The BRIT Award winner’s debut album, 2019’s ‘Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent’, has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.
Lewis has just been diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome and has vowed to retire from the spotlight if his new music fails.