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Lewis Capaldi Returns With First Song In Three Years Forget Me

Friday, 09 September 2022 Written by Jon Stickler

Following some hilarious teaser posts, Lewis Capaldi has released his new single.

Slightly more upbeat than his previous emotional ballads, the break-up song Forget Me marks the Scottish singer-songwriter's first new original material since the extended edition of his 2019 debut album, 'Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent'.

Introducing the track, the 25-year-old shared an explanation of the inspiration behind it:

“Hello, it's me, Scottish singer-songwriter, chubby popstar and toilet humour enthusiast, Lewis Capaldi here.

I thought I’d save you the trouble of reading through another press release from a PR company telling you how wonderful I am, reeling off all my album sales, awards, records I’ve broken, and how you should be excited for my new single, and just do it myself.

I'm back. My new single is called Forget Me, and let’s just be honest here, lyrically it covers a lot of the same ground as before. I meet lady, lady leaves me, I whine about it in a pop song. Textbook.

After I was able to finally fucking move out of my parents house in 2020 after the success of Someone You Loved and Before You Go, I thought it’d be wise to ring up my pals TMS again and see if they fancied writing some more tunes after I realized I’m contractually obligated to make more music for a large corporation. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

It’s a wee bit more upbeat than my previous numbers, mostly because after touring the world, I noticed that my lesser known slower tracks were making some of the crowds look like they were about to fall asleep out of sheer boredom. However, this new one is sad AND fast, much like my love making. Not to worry, I’ve still got plenty of depressing ballads up my sleeve. More on that another time…

Just in case you need a standard wee quote from the artist to use in any write ups about the song, here you go team – hope this does the trick:

Forget Me is a song that’s so dear to my heart and I definitely feel like it’s my best tune yet. It’s about a break-up 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. 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.

I won’t keep ye too much longer. All joking aside, I’m really excited to be back and get this song out there. I won’t lie though, I’m absolutely shitting it too, so it will be interesting to see how it all pans out this time. It could be the beginning of a beautiful chapter in my life, OR the very public downward spiral that, let’s face it, I’m probably due.

I hope you like the song. If not, that’s fine too, but come on to fuck, I’ve heard some of the shite that’s been big over the last few years and it’s got to be a wee bit better than some of that.

I’ll leave you with a quote from my mother… 'It’s not the best song I've ever heard, but I do like it.'

High praise indeed."

The Brit Award-winner recently revealed that he has been diagnosed with Tourette syndrome. The Glasgow-born star said on Instagram Live, "it's not a big a deal" and explained that some days are, "more painful than others". 

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