With a high standard of patter and a talent for chart domination, that there Lewis Capaldi has announced his debut album.
Toying with the snarky reviewer, ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’ is set for release on 17th May via Virgin EMI, with a biggest ever UK headline tour to support it.
It all comes as Lewis hits Number 3 in the UK Singles Chart with his latest offering ‘Someone You Loved’.
An open letter to “fans and media” says: “I’m absolutely buzzing to finally be able to announce my debut album. I never thought I’d get to the point where I’d be able to release a proper album and I ABSOLUTELY never thought that when I did, I would give it a name as stupid I have, but here we are.
Everyone always tells you about how amazing recording their first album was and how they’ll always look back on the ‘process’ with fond memories. I will look back on it as an extremely stressful time that somehow also managed to be extremely boring. The actual process of building the songs up I loved, but recording the same guitar parts over and over again to get them right and going back on mixes for weeks, I did not.
“I hope people don’t think it’s shit. I mean don’t get me wrong there will be one or two stinkers on there, but I’m only human and we all make mistakes, but as a whole I think it’s pretty fucking good.
“I’m excited for it to be released and have people finally be able to hear a full body of work from me for the first time. Should it bomb completely or receive an absolute critical lambasting, don’t worry, it’s just my life’s work up until this point…..“
Honesty is the best policy – perhaps except when you suggest there are stinkers on your debut album. Oh, Lewis.
With a Great Escape slot in May, before a summer of festivals, you can check out Lewis Capaldi’s upcoming live dates below.
9 The Great Escape, Brighton
27-31 3Arena, Dublin (w/ Picture This)
21 Tramlines Festival, Sheffield
26 Truck Festival, Oxfordshire
27 Camp Bestival, Lulworth Castle
28 Standon Calling, Hertfordshire
2 Indiependence, Cork
3 Belladrum, Inverness
11 Boardmasters, Newquay
24 Victorious, Portsmouth
22 – Belfast, Ulster Hall
23 – Manchester, Academy
25 – Birmingham, O2 Academy
26 – Bristol, O2 Academy
28 – Southampton, O2 Guildhall
29 – London, O2 Academy Brixton
30 – Norwich, UEA
2 Nottingham, Rock City
3 Sheffield, O2 Academy
5 Edinburgh, Usher Hall
7 Glasgow, O2 Academy
8 Glasgow, O2 Academy