LEWIS CAPALDI RELEASES SECOND STUDIO ALBUM BROKEN BY DESIRE TO BE HEAVENLY SENT
Out Now on EMI Records/Universal Music Canada
This Summer Sees UK Festival Appearances, A Sold Out AUS/NZ Arena Tour & Lewis’ Biggest Headline Shows To Date
"Capaldi's second album is a surefire hit" - Rolling Stone UK
“Lewis has found his element and he’s flourishing in it” - Dork
"The hits keep on coming" - Mail On Sunday
19 MAY 2023 (TORONTO, ON) — Global superstar Lewis Capaldi today releases his brand new, hit-stacked album Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent on EMI Records/Universal Music Canada, featuring three heartbreaking UK number 1 singles, "Pointless", "Wish You The Best" and the Platinum-certified "Forget Me".
The new album doubles down on raw emotional honesty and powerful vocal work, working with hitmakers including Max Martin, Malay (Lorde, Frank Ocean), and longtime collaborator Phil Plested (James Bay, Bastille).
It’s been received with widespread media praise. Rolling Stone UK branded it “a surefire hit”, with the Mail On Sunday declaring that “the hits keep on coming”, Dork Magazine noted that “Lewis has found his element and is flourishing in it” and The New York Times described Lewis as having “a scorched cannon of a voice, and it’s best deployed on songs about anguish. To date, his career has lurched forward one vocal bloodletting at a time.”
His new album follows 2019’s multimillion selling debut Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, which propelled Capaldi from bedroom musician to superstar. Few had seen a debut release quite like it, becoming the biggest selling UK album of 2019 & 2020, spawning two UK number 1 singles, bagging a few BRITs and a Grammy nomination, with one of those number 1’s becoming a smash hit on both sides of the globe in "Someone You Loved", which is now the UK’s most streamed song of ALL TIME.
Lewis has now scored 5 UK number 1 singles, "Someone You Loved" (2019), "Before You Go" (2020), "Forget Me" (2022), "Pointless" (2023) & "Wish You The Best" (2023), equalling the likes of Beyoncé Black Eyed Peas, David Bowie, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars & The Police, as well as his debut album recently soaring back into the Top 5, and "Forget Me" climbing back into the Top 10.
One of many songs primed to move massive crowds in arenas worldwide, today’s new track "Haven’t You Ever Been In Love Before?" is a gut-punching but glorious epic. Watch the video HERE.
April saw the release of Lewis’ special, raw and honest feature length music documentary Lewis Capaldi: How I’m Feeling Now, in partnership with Netflix, BMG, & Pulse Films - available to watch globally on Netflix now and which shot straight to the top of the Netflix chart, making it the most watched film on the platform since its release.
Having recently taken on his 2023 UK & European arena tour which sold out in a matter of seconds, as well as his biggest ever sold-out headline tour of North America, Lewis will headline Reading & Leeds Festival in August, perform at Glastonbury Festival, as well as play his biggest headline summer shows to date to over 30,000 fans a night in Manchester & Belfast, as well as two nights in Edinburgh. He will also take on a sold out Australia & New Zealand arena tour this Summer. See his full touring schedule HERE.
Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent is an undeniable statement of Capaldi’s staying power and momentous impact as an artist.
Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent Tracklisting
- Forget Me
- Wish You The Best
- Heavenly Kind Of State Of Mind
- Haven’t You Ever Been In Love Before?
- Love The Hell Out Of You
- Any Kind Of Life
- The Pretender
- Leave Me Slowly
- How This Ends
- How I’m Feeling Now
x8 Top 10 Singles & x5 Number 1’s
‘Someone You Loved’ The UK’s Biggest Streamed Song Of ALL TIME
Biggest Selling UK Album Of Both 2019 & 2020
Longest Running Consecutive Weeks In Top 10 UK Album Chart For Solo Artist Album (77 Weeks)
‘Someone You Loved’ More Weeks In Top 10 Than Any Song EVER By British Act
Biggest Selling Single Of 2019
Biggest Streamed Week 1 Debut Album Of All Time
x2 BRIT Award Winner & GRAMMY™️ Nominee
x2 Billboard Top 10 Singles including Number 1 Single 'Someone You Loved'
Over 25 Billion Worldwide Streams