Lewis Capaldi Performs “Forget Me” & Britney Spears' “Everytime” on BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge
- Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi appeared on BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge to perform “Before You Go”, “Someone You Loved”, “Hold Me While You Wait”, “Forget Me” and Britney Spears' cover “Everytime”.
“Before You Go”, “Someone You Loved”, and “Hold Me While You Wait” appeared on his debut album “Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent”, which was released in 2019. (“Before You Go” is included on extended edition)
“Someone You Loved” and “Hold Me While You Wait” reached No. 1 on the UK Singles chart.
“Forget Me” is his latest song, which was released on September 9, 2022.
It is his first music in three years. The song reached No. 1 on the UK Singles chart.
“Everytime” was released by American singer-songwriter Britney Spears from her fourth studio album “In the Zone” in 2003. The song is allegedly about her ex-partner Justin Timberlake.
- Lewis Capaldi said of theses songs.
“Before You Go”
“It's about suicide. Not necessarily the act of it, but, like, after it happens, the aftermath of it. And people kind of blaming themselves or starting to think, you know, “What could I have done to help that person?” or whatever. When I was five or six, my aunt committed suicide and I just remember recently speaking to my mom about her feelings. About going through that sort of rigmarole in your head of like, you know, “What could I have done here? Could I have done anything?”
“Someone You Loved”
“A smash hit in the UK. Not so much everywhere else. It's the last song I wrote for the album. I just couldn't bring myself to write another song about breaking up with a girl who I no longer harbored any feelings for whatsoever. I went into a session with some guys called TMS [London songwriting and production trio Tom 'Froe' Barnes, Ben Kohn, and Peter 'Merf' Kelleher] and a guy called RØMANS [songwriter Sam Roman] and explained the song but that I didn't want to write about my love life again. They showed me another way. In the last few years, quite a few people in my family had, for lack of better words, snuffed it. There are people I am no longer talking to. I wanted to write a song about the feeling of loss and about losing someone without it being about a relationship. It was intentional to keep it as broad as possible.”
- “Hold Me While You Wait”
“This is a song I love, but it took a very long time to get right. It's probably my second-favorite song on the album. You guessed it: It's another sad song. It's about me being in a relationship with someone who did not like me much. She was looking for the exit door, but for some reason was incredibly indecisive. I, for some reason, was very cool with that. I now know that's ridiculous. If someone doesn't want to be with you, finish with them. You'll probably end up writing an album about it.”
“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. 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… 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'.”
- source : BBC Radio 1