Artist name: Lewis Capaldi
No. Of Albums: 1
No. Of Singles: 5
No. Of UK number 1s: 2
My favourite album: Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent
My top 5 songs (no particular order):
Lost On You
Hold Me While You Wait
Most recognisable song: Someone You Loved
Song that deserves more recognition: Fade
Lewis Capaldi took the UK charts by storm with his single “Someone You Loved” back in November of 2018. The single has spent a whopping 78 weeks in the top 100, seven of them at number one. He had already released one single (Grace) and released two more (Hold Me While You Wait and Bruises) before dropping his number one album “Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent” in May 2019. This has spent a sensational 58 weeks in the top 100, ten of them at number one.
Whilst the majority of Capaldi’s songs are on the melancholy side, his personality certainly isn’t. In the last year his many interview appearances have often left both audiences and hosts in stitches using a range of tactics from self-deprecation to crude humour. Even his Instagram and Twitter feeds bring a smile and a giggle to his followers’ days.
Capaldi’s rise to fame came as a shock to many, including his own family. For Christmas, back in 2016, Capaldi’s own brother got him a McDonald’s job application, as he believed his music career wasn’t going anywhere. Anyone can see by now that his brother was so very wrong and that Lewis has a long career ahead of him, if he keeps writing songs of this calibre.
The combination of his amazing music, sparkling personality and good social media presence is why Lewis Capaldi is my artist of the week, and I’m excited to see what he does next.