Lewis Capaldi has spilled the details of his experience sharing writing sessions with The 1975’s Matty Healy.
The reveal comes from a new conversation with Zane Lowe on the radio DJ’s Apple Music show, where he also discussed mental health, anxiety, and songwriting in general.
The two musicians shared studio time during the creation of his upcoming second LP, ‘Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent’, which is set to arrive next May and has already been teased with two singles; ‘Forget Me’ and ‘Pointless’.
“We wrote together for this album,” the Scottish musician shared. “I don’t think I’ve mentioned it before. So I love The 1975 – I think they’re my favourite band just now, which used to be The Maccabees. I just love how [Matty Healy] is and how they are as a band in terms of the way he is now especially; he doesn’t give a fuck.”
Recalling their initial connection, Capaldi details: “He reached out to me on Twitter initially and said, ‘you’re class, you make me laugh, it’d be good to get together and write some songs with some funny lyrics’. I thought it was just a nice thing he was saying, and three years later I asked my manager if he’d still be interested, and he was”.
“He showed me a really early demo of ‘Looking For Somebody (To Love)’, which I thought was amazing,” he recalls. “I played him my song, which is me over chords mumbling, and he goes ‘oh that’s amazing, who’d you write that with?’. I said I wrote it, and he said: ‘oh, you write your own songs?’. This is exactly how I wanted this to go.”
“The song we wrote is really good, I love it and I listen to it all the time,” he declared, before Lowe asked him if it made the cut for the aforementioned second album. “No, because it’s proper weird and I’m not there yet,” Capaldi answered. “Maybe on the next record, we’ll get a bit freaky with it.”
You can view Lewis Capaldi’s full conversation with Zane Lowe below: