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Lewis Capaldi Releases ‘Wish You The Best’ Ballad: Look + Listen

Lewis Capaldi has pulled the trigger on ‘Wish You The Best,’ his new heartbreak anthem.

Co-written in Los Angeles with JP Saxe and Malay, and completed by singer/songwriter at home in Glasgow, the somber single is about an ex moving on and talking about their “amazing” new life.

In a statement about his new composition, Capaldi said “Wish You The Best came from the idea of a person you used to be with, telling you all this amazing stuff about their life, without you in it.” “It’s a song about what we don’t say to those people. I was fascinated by the things left unsaid, whether that be in a relationship or a friendship.”

Along with the singles, the 26-year-old superstar has released a tear-jerking music video to that follows an elderly mail carrier, his faithful companion, and a scruffy and sweet-faced dog. As the video unfolds, its cycle-of-life narrative shines a warm light on the devastating pain of loss and the redemptive power of love, infusing each moment with the kind of unaffected emotional truth that leaves a lasting imprint on the heart.”

The track is the third single from his much-anticipated second solo album, ‘Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent’, following ‘Forget Me’, ‘Pointless’ and ‘How I’m Feeling Now’. The follow-up to his record-breaking debut, 2019’s ‘Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent’, is set for release on May 19.

Lewis – who opened up about his Tourette’s syndrome diagnosis in his raw Netflix documentary ‘Lewis Capaldi: How I’m Feeling Now’ – previously admitted he is “terrified” about the reception his second album will receive because he wants fans to enjoy it, though he insisted he isn’t feeling the pressure for it to be as popular as its predecessor.

He told The Big Issue magazine: “Oh, I’m terrified. I don’t necessarily feel like I have to match it because – unless you’re f****** Ed Sheeran – that’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing.

“I can’t see having another song that big, because it defies belief. So I try not to think of that.

“But I do feel pressure to at least release music that people who buy tickets to see me would enjoy.

“I like the music I’m making and I don’t think I’ve strayed too far from the path on this new record.

“But it’s definitely nerve-wracking. The more successful things get, I find I’m more insecure about my own abilities. It’s a very strange position to be in. Yeah, I’m absolutely s******* my jocks.”

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Author: Saul Goode

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