Lewis Capaldi Releases New Song “Pointless”
Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi released a new song “Pointless” on December 2, 2022.
The song is the second single off of his upcoming sophomore album “Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent”, following "Forget Me" released back in September.
This time, he wrote the song with British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran.
Lewis Capaldi said, “Every British artist who has a Number 1 record seems to have Ed on it. That's a testament to how good he is but I was wary of it. My ego was going, 'I don't want people thinking Ed wrote my song'.”
He continued, “Ed had this lyric, 'I bring her coffee in the morning, she brings me inner peace'. And pretty much every other line of that opening was just banging.”
He added, “He could have actively helped me write a dud knowing that it's going to end my fucking career. He's a lovely chap. I do love him.”
In addition to both artitsts, the track was written by Steve Mac and Johnny McDaid. Produced by Steve Mac.
The new album comprises 14-track and is set to be released on May 19, 2023.
Lewis Capaldi said of the album, “I felt like I was sounding better because I was just chilled out in my own gaff. Also, a lot of this record was made with most of the same people who I worked with on the first one: TMS, Phil Plested, Nick Atkinson and Edd Holloway. At least one of them is on almost every song. I don't want to create a new sound for myself, or reinvent myself. The songs I want to write are emotional songs, about love or loss.”
But Matty Healy of The 1975 joined in the album.
He told Zane Lowe of Apple Music about Matty Healy, “Listen, we wrote together for this album. I don't think I've mentioned it before. So I love 1975. I think my favorite band just now. I just love how he is and how they are as a band in terms of the way he is now, especially, he doesn't give a fuck.”
He continued, “I think the amazing thing about him, well, is that sort of self-awareness is a massive thing. You don't put simple epicure and philosophy in your song and think, 'why are people calling me pretentious?' He knows. He's incredible. I absolutely love him. And I think that was the thing, he reached out to me on Twitter initially and was like, 'mate your class,' more talking about interviews and stuff. And he said 'you make me laugh.' He says, 'it'd be good to get together, write some songs and write some funny lyrics' because obviously, he puts out his songs a lot more than I do. He's hilarious.”
- source : Apple Music