This week has been full of surprises from Lewis Capaldi! (aka – the Scottish Beyoncé, America’s sweetheart, Sam Fender‘s #1 fan). And as Lewis‘s biggest high velocity air circulators, (fans – as he calls us), we’re absolutely living for it.
Officially now called Lewis Capaldi week – we’ve had an Ireland tour announcement, a new EP Bruises, and a chance to match with Lewis on Tinder!
He’s headed to Ireland! 3 dates have been added, and they’re Lewis‘s biggest ever headline shows! Tickets for the mini tour in June 2020 went on sale today, with all 60,000 tickets selling out in seconds!
Finally, new music! We’ve been streaming his last album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent so much, Spotify is about to put out a billboard saying “To the user who has listened to Lewis Capaldi‘s album on repeat or the last 150 days straight, are you ok?” (and it hasn’t even been out 150 days).
Bruises EP ties in perfectly to his song of the same name “Bruises” from his last album, the song that started his breakthrough back in 2017.
The EP features the original track “Bruises”, also newly released as a single, along with 3 new versions of the track – a live orchestral version, an acoustic version and a remixed version by Steve Void.
The acoustic guitar version is a powerful rendition of the original track, with Lewis belting out strong notes as usual, but in a slightly more natural, unfiltered way, with varying tones compared to the original.
With an orchestra to back him up, the orchestral rendition is more powerful than the acoustic, a highlight of the EP. Emotion is more evident in this version, with the lyrics sung in a strong, emotional tone. A video for the orchestral version was released today, featuring a dark room, drawing attention to Lewis and the power in his vocals.
Rounding out the EP, Steve Void‘s remix plays at a slightly sped up pace to match its party vibe. We’d dance like usual to the original track, but this one would probably get us into a dance battle we’d be going so hard.
Lewis Capaldi is officially on Tinder. Now we’re not saying we downloaded the app just to find him… but we basically downloaded the app just to find him.
Billboards of his profile are popping up around the UK, and fans who are lucky enough to match with him, could win tickets to one of his shows on his upcoming tour, or a trip for two to New York.
And his anthem is his own song “Bruises”. We have no choice but to stan.
We super-liked him 2 days ago and we still haven’t had a match. Lewis if you’re reading this, how many sunglasses do we need to bribe you with for you to swipe on us?
Words: Natasha Fountain | Featured Photo: Lewis Capaldi on Twitter