If there’s one artist out there you HAVE to discover if you’re a pop fan, it’s Lewis Capaldi. The Scottish singer-songwriter released his latest single and accompanying music video “Grace” today via Capitol Records. The emotionally resonant love song was co-written by Capaldi and Nick Atkinson and Edd Holloway, who also produced the track.
The music video is something of a spectacle and a visual to make you think and really focus in on the lyrics. The video was directed by Louis Bhose, features Capaldi getting asked by a female friend to cover her work shift as an exotic dancer, we won’t spoil the rest of this epic video.
“’Grace’ is a song about being with someone who makes any negative shit going on in your life feel irrelevant,” says Capaldi. “There’s just something class about finding someone who can do that and I think it’s funny that the feeling of falling for someone can kind of feel like there’s a song stuck in your head that you can’t get out- like they’re this one recurring thought that you keep coming back to throughout the day. The only difference being, that having a song stuck in your head is annoying as fuck and this isn’t. I think when you do get somebody who makes you feel like that, you kind of don’t know what you were ever doing or how you felt before and that’s where the line about finding salvation in the form of your grace comes from.
For the video I kind of wanted to do something a bit different. There are some people who are really good at doing sincere videos and stuff like that and that’s cool but it’s just not me, despite my songs being emotional I’m not really the serious type so I thought it’d be funny to just do the most ridiculous idea imaginable.”
Twenty-one year-old Capaldi was hailed as a 2018 Vevo Dscvr Artist To Watch, longlisted for the BBC Sound Of 2018 Poll, and won Breakthrough Artist of the Year honors at the Scottish Music Awards. His 2017 debut EP, Bloom, has over 200 million combined streams worldwide. Bloom features “Bru
ises,” a track that showcasesCapaldi’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.