Lewis Capaldi has announced his second studio album, ‘Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent’

The LP will be released on May 19th 2023 via EMI Records.
Photo credit: Alexandra Gavillet

Following his recent comeback with the new single ‘Forget Me’, Lewis Capaldi has announced the upcoming arrival of his new full-length album, ‘Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent’.

This second LP will be released on May 19th 2023 via EMI Records, so there’s still a wait ahead – plenty of time to try out one of Capaldi’s own frozen pizzas, then.

The news follows his chart-topping comeback single, ‘Forget Me’ (“I meet lady, lady leaves me, I whine about it in a pop song”), which was the Glasgow singer’s first new material since his debut record, ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’. The 12-tracker, originally released in May 2019, would go on to become the UK’s highest-selling album of that year, and the year to follow.

Moving forwards, then, Capaldi didn’t have much of a desire to change his tactics. “I don’t want to create a new sound for myself, or reinvent myself,” he states. “The songs I want to write are emotional songs, about love or loss.”

Instead, the singer decided to find an atmosphere from which he felt comfortable to create: “I felt like I was sounding better because I was just chilled out in my own gaff,” Lewis recalls. “Also, a lot of this record was made with most of the same people who I worked with on the first one: TMS, Phil Plested, Nick Atkinson and Edd Holloway. At least one of them’s on almost every song.”

Although he has used 2022’s various performances – including headline sets at TRNSMT and Latitude festivals – to admit that he’s terrified to see how the new material will go down, it seems the success of ‘Forgot Me’ has eased Capaldi up a bit. “I’m ready,” he announces, “and so are the songs.”

You can pre-order ‘Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Senthere for pre-sale access to a newly-announced 2023 world tour – full dates are available here. Tickets will be available next Friday, October 28th, with pre-sale opening 48 hours prior.

In the meantime, Lewis Capaldi has released an acoustic version of his current single, ‘Forget Me’, which you can view below:

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