Today, Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi unveiled the official video for his new single, “Someone You Loved.” Scottish actor Peter Capaldi, who portrayed the Twelfth Doctor in the iconic British television show “Dr. Who,” plays the male lead in the poignant video which heightens awareness of the need for organ donors. While Peter and Lewis are distant cousins, the two had not met until Peter turned up at a gig of Lewis’ in London last year. Phil Beastall – known for the short viral film Love is a Gift – directed the video, which can be seen HERE.
Inspired by the desire to craft a video with a powerful message of loss and hope, Lewis was drawn to the topic of organ donation, and his Mum, who is a nurse, made him aware of Live Life Give Life. After approaching the charity, the two partnered from the get go, collaborating to bring this powerful video to fruition and provide a vital boost to struggling members who are affected by the issues of organ donation.
Speaking of the themes and personal nature of the video, Lewis comments; “I wanted to do something a bit different to what I had before and try take the opportunity to raise awareness for something that I thought was deserving”. He continues “Coincidentally, while working on the video, I received a message from a fan of my music, Jim who is currently on the organ transplant list himself. For me, this solidified how important it is to try and raise awareness for this subject in order to help Jim and the many others just like him”. For more information about organ donation, visit https://livelifegivelife.org.
Idolator predicted, “Lewis Capaldi’s ‘Someone You Loved’ Is Going To Be Big…It goes without saying that he’s One To Watch.” Worldwide streams of the evocative piano balled have topped 60 million while cumulative global streams of all Capaldi’s songs now exceed 400 million. TIME said, “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.”
Worldwide streams of the evocative piano balled, from Capaldi’s 2018 EP, Breach, have topped 30 million, while cumulative global streams of all his songs now exceed 330 million. Check out Capaldi’s live acoustic performance of “Someone You Loved” HERE. With its emotionally resonant, beautifully observed songs about love and relationships, Breach is a remarkable showcase for Capaldi’s vocal and songwriting talent. It contains his ode to lost love, “Tough,” which has racked up more than seven million Spotify streams, and “Grace,” which is approaching five million Spotify stream. Watch the video, which OnesToWatch says, “will change everything you knew about pole dancing,” HERE.
In 2017, Capaldi released his debut EP Bloom, which has amassed over 200 million combined streams worldwide. Bloom features “Bruises,” whic
h shot to No. 1 on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist. The 21-year-old is among the Top 400 most listened to artists on Spotify.
Capaldi 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 has toured with Rag’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 was recently nominated for the BRIT Awards 2019 Critics’ Choice award and named an MTV UK PUSH Ones To Watch artist. Capaldi, who has sold out headline shows in both the U.S and U.K., will open for Bastille on the band’s upcoming European tour. Visit www.lewiscapaldi.com for all dates.