‘Pointless’: Lewis Capaldi unveils music video for new single

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Global superstar Lewis Capaldi has unveiled the heartfelt music video for his new single, the piano-led “Pointless” – taken from his brand new record Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent – out May 19th, 2023 on EMI Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.

Lewis recently performed the new ballad at this year’s Strictly Come Dancing semi-finals show, which can be watched back here.

Pointless Lewis Capaldi

Relatability sits at the core of Capalid’s artistry, and the new music video is another perfect example of this. Directed by Hector Dockrill (Sam Fender, Post Malone) the beautifully cinematic video follows the relationship, and unconditional bond between a mother (played by Niamh Algar) and her son (played by George Jaques), navigating their way through meandering moments of adolescence and adulthood.

The return of Lewis Capaldi has been characteristically disruptive, in the most exciting way. Rocketing straight to the top of the UK singles chart in September with comeback single ‘Forget Me’, his third UK number 1 which quickly became Gold-certified and smashed 100 million streams globally, making him the fifth artist this year to have a single go straight in at Number 1 in its first week, putting him in the company of Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, Dave & Sam Smith.

It was just last week Capaldi was announced as one of the headliners for Reading & Leeds Festival 2023. The announcement came after he sold out his upcoming 2023 UK arena tour in seconds, with further shows around the world selling out in record time. The overwhelming demand for Capaldi doesn’t stop there, recently being crowned the ‘King Of Streaming’ with his global hit single ‘Someone You Loved’ becoming the UK’s most streamed song of ALL TIME.

‘Pointless’ arrives as one of his earliest compositions for the new album, written on the first day with Steve Mac. With Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid also on the session, the trio were working on one song (“which hasn’t made the cut”) when Lewis’ collaborators mentioned a verse they’d previously begun writing with Ed Sheeran.

“Ed had that lyric, ‘I bring her coffee in the morning, she brings me inner peace’”, Lewis recalls of the opening line. “And pretty much every other line of that opening was just banging.” Inspired, Lewis got to work, writing a chorus and middle-eight. By the end of the day, ‘Pointless’ was completed.

For album two, the idea is simple but potent: to go in and do the exact same thing. No bells, whistles or starry featured vocalists, and no ruinously expensive stays in distant studios. Like it was on the first album, straight-up, full-force honesty. “I don’t want to create a new sound for myself, or reinvent myself.” says Lewis. “The songs I want to write are emotional songs, about love or loss.”

He soon found a groove that suited him just fine, with a recording setup of just a small interface, laptop, speakers, and a Shure SM7B vocal mic. “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.”

It’s safe to say that debut album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent was a success. Selling over 10 million copies worldwide, the album propelled Capaldi from bedroom musician to superstar. Few have seen a debut release quite like it, becoming the biggest selling UK album of 2019 & 2020, spawning two UK number 1 singles and a number 1 smash hit on both sides of the globe in ‘Someone You Loved’, as well as bagging a few BRITs and a Grammy nomination along the way.

After selling out headline shows to hundreds of thousands across the continents, Lewis sold out London’s SSE Arena Wembley ahead of his debut album release, making him one of the first artists to ever achieve such a feat. This summer, he re-emerged to headline his first ever festivals, on top of two rapturous sold out nights at London’s O2 Arena.

If his first album made him an international star, with his second it’s nothing less than superstardom that beckons. His return has shown that the insatiable appetite for Capaldi burns as bright as ever.

JANUARY

  • Sat 14th                              Leeds, First Direct Arena (SOLD OUT)
  • Mon 16th                            Sheffield, Utilita Arena (SOLD OUT)                                
  • Wed 18th                            Manchester, AO Arena (SOLD OUT)                                    
  • Thu 19th                              Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena (SOLD OUT)          
  • Sat 21st                               Newcastle, Utilita Arena(SOLD OUT)                          
  • Mon 23                                 Aberdeen, P&J Live (SOLD OUT)                                     
  • Tue 24th                               Glasgow, OVO Hydro (SOLD OUT)                                 
  • Thu 26th                               Birmingham, Utilita Arena (SOLD OUT)                           
  • Fri 27th                                 Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena (SOLD OUT)                   
  • Sun 29th                               Belfast, SSE Arena (SOLD OUT)                                      
  • Mon 30th                              Dublin, 3Arena (SOLD OUT)                                             

FEBRUARY

  • Wed 1st                                 Cardiff, International Arena (SOLD OUT)                         
  • Thu 2nd                                 Exeter, Westpoint Arena (SOLD OUT)                               
  • Mon 13th                               Warsaw, Torwar – Poland
  • Tue 14th                                Vienna, Stadthalle – Austria
  • Thu 16th                                Berlin, Mercedes-Benz Arena – Germany
  • Fri 17th                                  Prague, O2 Arena – Czech Republic
  • Sun 19th                                Hamburg, Barclays Arena – Germany
  • Tue 21st                                Frankfurt, Festhalle – Germany
  • Thu 23rd                               Antwerp, Sportpaleis – Belgium (SOLD OUT)                     
  • Sat 25th                                Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome – Netherlands (SOLD OUT)         
  • Sun 26th                               Paris, Accor Arena – France
  • Tue 28th                               Cologne, Lanxess Arena – Germany

MARCH

  • Thu 2nd                                 Copenhagen, Royal Arena – Denmark
  • Fri 3rd                                    Oslo, Spektrum – Norway (SOLD OUT)                           
  • Sun 5th                                  Stockholm, Avicii Arena – Sweden
  • Tue 7th                                  Zurich, Hallenstadion – Switzerland
  • Wed 8th                                 Milan, Mediolanum Forum – Italy
  • Fri 10th                                  Barcelona, Palau Sant Jordi – Spain
  • Sat 11th                                 Madrid, WiZink Center – Spain
  • Tue 14th                                Stuttgart, Schleyerhalle – Germany
  • Wed 15th                              Munich, Olympiahalle – Germany

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