GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer and songwriter Lewis Capaldi announced the forthcoming release of his new album Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent, due out via Capitol Records on May, 19, 2023 and available to pre-order HERE. Featuring his smash single “Forget Me” (a September release that marks his third consecutive UK No. 1 hit), the album will follow Capaldi’s 2019 full-length debut, Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent — a massively acclaimed effort that emerged as the biggest-selling UK album of both 2019 and 2020. The 26-year-old artist also announced his spring 2023 headline tour of North America.
Made with longtime collaborators including TMS, producer/songwriter Phil Plested (James Bay, Bastille) and hitmakers like super-producer Max Martin (Taylor Swift, The Weeknd), Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent pushes forward with the piercingly honest songwriting and soul-stirring vocal work Capaldi first showcased on his debut album. I don't want to create a new sound for myself, or reinvent myself,” Capaldi says of Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent. “The songs I want to write are emotional songs, about love or loss.”
An auspicious start to the next phase of his career, “Forget Me” amassed over two million streams within 24 hours of its premiere and is now approaching 100 million streams globally, in addition to making Capaldi only the third artist this year to land a single at the No. 1 spot on the UK charts in its first week.
Along with selling over 10 million albums worldwide — propelling Capaldi from bedroom musician to global pop superstar — Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent delivered iconic singles like “Someone You Loved”: a platinum-selling ballad that earned a GRAMMY® nomination for Song of the Year, won the Song of the Year prize at the Brit Awards, and reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and US Top 40 charts. With its extended edition featuring Capaldi’s chart-topping single “Before You Go,” Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent also earned praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, The New York Times, GQ, Stereogum (who noted that Capaldi “wields those vocal cords like a velvet sledgehammer”) and TIME (who stated that “Capaldi’s talent is tugging at heartstrings – or rather, pulling at them with all his vocal might”).
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