With his new song, “Hold Me While You Wait,” 22-year-old Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi captures the aching realization that the one you care about is still waiting for someone else to materialize. The poignant track, which Lewis co-produced, is from his debut album, Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent, out May 17th on Capitol Records. Download / stream “Hold Me While You Wait” HERE. Watch the lyric video HERE.
“‘Hold Me While You Wait’ is a song I wrote about the uncertainty of being in a relationship when your partner isn’t sure what they want, says Lewis. There’s an impending hopelessness to the whole thing, on both sides, when they’re not sure whether they want to be in that relationship or not, for me it’s one of the most desperate places you can find yourself in.”
Lewis will embark on a US tour kicking off on June 1st at The Sinclair in Boston and includes a June 4th show at New York City’s Irving Plaza. The tour will wrap up at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on June 12th. The tour is nearly sold out with shows in Seattle and Portland recently upgraded to larger venues due to high demand.
Upon release of his current single, “Someone You Loved,” Idolator predicted, “[It’s] Going To Be Big…It goes without saying that he’s One To Watch.” The song has since claimed the No. 1 spot on the U.K. charts for seven consecutive weeks. Cumulative global streams of “Someone You Loved,” which also topped the charts in Scotland and Ireland, are fast approaching 300 million. Ones To Watch calls it “a profound treasure.” Atwood Magazine says, “Lewis Capaldi stuns with the beautifully emotive ‘Someone You Loved.’” The official video – which stars Scottish actor Peter Capaldi, who portrayed the Twelfth Doctor in the iconic British television show “Dr. Who” and is a distant cousin of Lewis – has nearly 20 million views.
Fans who pre-order Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent, available at all digital partners, will instantly receive“Hold Me While You Wait,” plus “Someone You Loved,” “Grace,” “Bruises,” “Lost on You” and “Fade.” A CD box set featuring colored vinyl with metallic cover, sunglasses and Lewis calendar is now available exclusively at https://lewiscapaldi.lnk.to/
Recorded over an 18-month period in London, New York and Los Angeles, Lewis co-wrote each of the album’s 12 songs, working with Malay who also produced, (Frank Ocean, Sam Smith Lorde) Jamie Hartman (Calvin Harris, Rag N Bone Man) and TMS. Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent is an ironically titled, but charismatically defining album that’s lyrically candid and a realistic snapshot of the ups and downs of growing up. Lewis’stunningly identifiable voice, coupled with its turbulent themes of love, loss and heartache, make it a debut album that is unequivocally relatable.
Cumulative global streams of all Lewis’ songs now exceed 635 million. He was hailed as a 2018 Vevo DSCVR Artist To Watch, longlisted for the BBC Sound Of 2018 Poll, and won Breakthrough Artist of the Year honors at the Scottish Music Awards. He is among the Top 225 most listened to artists on Spotify. Lewis has toured withRag’n’Bone Man, Niall Horan, and Sam Smith, and performed at such festivals as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Firefly, Mountain Jam, Splendour in the Grass, Fuji, and Osheaga. He will also tour with both Ed Sheeran and The Killers in the UK this summer, while is own European shows sold out in seconds including a date at London’s Wembley Arena. Lewis was recently nominated for the BRIT Awards Critics’ Choice award and named an MTV UK PUSH Ones To Watch artist. TIME says, “Lewis Capaldi has the kind of deep, textured voice that you could listen to for hours. He finds expressive rough edges, then smooths them out into the sweetest of notes.” Billboard says, “Lewis Capaldi is an artist ‘You Should Know’. He has captivated listeners with his soulful voice…and has had a meteoric rise since his single “Bruises” went viral.”
LEWIS CAPALDI – US TOUR DATES
6/1 Boston, MA The Sinclair
6/3 Washington, DC U Street Music Hall
6/4 New York, NY Irving Plaza
6/8 Seattle, WA Neptune Theatre
6/9 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
6/11 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
6/12 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theatre