Lewis Capaldi released the music video for his new single ‘Bruises’ yesterday. The single has been lifted from his debut album, ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’. The record has become the fastest selling debut album by a British artist in eight years. Earlier this week, Lewis was crowned at the Q Awards for ‘Best Track’ with his breakthrough smash ‘Someone You Loved’. Of the award he described himself as being “relieved’, and joked, “Music isn’t a competition, but I won!”.
Q Magazine shared his interview after the award ceremony on Twitter, as seen below.
— Q Magazine (@QMagazine) October 16, 2019
Capaldi is preparing for an upcoming and sold out UK Tour in November. Following this run, he’ll be taking to the road again for another sold out Arena tour throughout March 2020. All dates for the two tours are listed below. Lewis is set for two consecutive dates in Manchester, followed by two in his hometown of Glasgow, another double in Dublin, and toward the end of the run, two in London.
22/11/19 – Ulster Hall, Belfast.
23/11 – Academy, Manchester.
25/11 – O2 Academy, Birmingham.
26/11 – O2 Academy, Bristol.
28/11 – O2 Guildhall, Southampton.
29/11 – O2 Academy Brixton, London.
30/11 – UEA, Norwich.
2/12 – Rock City, Nottingham.
3/12 – O2 Academy, Sheffield.
5/12 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh.
7/12 – O2 Academy, Glasgow.
8/12 – O2 Academy, Glasgow.
2/3 – O2 Apollo, Manchester.
3/3 – O2 Apollo, Manchester.
5/3 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow.
6/3 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow.
8/3 – 3Arena, Dublin.
9/3 – 3Arena, Dublin.
11/3 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff.
12/3 – The SSE Arena Wembley, London.
13/3 – The SSE Arena Wembley, London.
15/3 – TECA, Aberdeen.
The Glaswegian described it as, “Impostor syndrome. I’m not better than any of these people, I’m not better at writing songs or singing.”
He further discussed the inspiration he’d found from Joe Cocker. “I could always sing loud because I was playing pubs when I was 11, and you’ve got to sing loud there,” he said. “But I saw Joe Cocker on some Beatles documentary, and I was floored. I tried to sing like that, and I was fucking terrible, as you would expect from someone going through puberty trying to give it the raspy voice.
“But then I finally fell into it at around 18. I don’t know if I’ve done some irreparable damage to my voice trying to get here. I never had any lessons, but obviously now I’ve had coaching to keep it going.”