GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer and songwriter Lewis Capaldi announces 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. Also today, the 26-year-old artist announced his spring 2023 headline tour of North America, which includes a stop in Cincinnati, OH at The Andrew J Brady Music Center on Monday, April 17.
After selling out headline shows to hundreds of thousands across the continents over the past few years — and headlining his first-ever festivals last summer — Capaldi will embark on a headline tour of North America next spring.
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. “It's about a breakup I went through where after a year, the only real contact I had with my ex was seeing her ‘post-me’ life play out on her Instagram,” he explains. “I was at a point where I was feeling pretty miserable and she seemed like she was moving on and having the best time, thriving, and I hated it. It seemed unfair to me that she appeared happy while I was hurting, and I was fearful she might have forgotten about me completely, so I wrote a song about it.”
Directed by NME Award-winner Louis Bhose, the official video for “Forget Me” served up a shot-for-shot remake of Wham’s 1983 hit “Club Tropicana.” Today, Capaldi unveiled an acoustic version of the track, watch the video HERE.
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”).
Over 25 Billion global streams
1 Million headline concert tickets sold
Biggest-Selling UK Album of Both 2019 & 2020
2 x BRIT Award Winner and GRAMMY™ Nominee
US Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 Single (“Someone You Loved”)
2 x Consecutive No. 1 US Radio Records (“Someone You Loved,” “Before You Go”)
Biggest-Streamed Week 1 Debut Album Of All Time (Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent)
5 x consecutive Top 10 UK singles including 3 x No. 1 (“Someone You Loved,” “Before You Go,” “Forget Me”)
More Weeks in UK Top 10 Than Any Song EVER By British Act (“Someone You Loved”)
Longest-Running Consecutive Weeks In Top 10 UK Album Chart For Solo Artist Album, at 77 Weeks
(Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent)