Lewis Capaldi plays brand new music at London gig after three-year hiatus
ewis Capaldi sent fans into a frenzy by releasing brand new music during his second gig at London’s O2.
The singer-songwriter, 25, performed a snippet of his new song titled Forget Me, three years after the release of his chart-topping debut album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent.
Capaldi went live on Tik Tok to tease the announcement during his set, and after performing Before You Go and Someone You Loved, he announced that his brand new single will be released on September 9.
The Scottish star, who took to the stage wearing a white t-shirt, black jeans and a navy jacket, said: “I said at the start of the show that it had been a while since I hadn’t released new music for a very long time, three years in fact, but luckily on September 9th that changed.
“Next week I’ll be releasing my first single from this upcoming album, it’s called Forget Me, so that’s good news.
“Besides that, I’m going to play this song for everyone here tonight. I’m showing my song to 20,000 people for the first time, I’m very nervous.
“No one has heard this music but all of you here tonight.”
Last year Capaldi postponed all of his live shows to focus on recording a follow-up to his 2019 album which spent 10 weeks at number one in the UK chart.
After opening the highly anticipated show with Grace and Forever, the singer chatted with the crowd in his typical down-to-earth and humorous style.
He said, “That woman keeps waving her crutch in the air, you’re going to have your benefits revoked.” There’s going to be a government here, I’m just watching over you.
The popstar delivered a raw and moving performance on Friday, providing the audience with an array of hit songs for the finale of her two sets at London O2.
Suspending his set during the Headspace song after the crowd drew attention to someone who needed help, he said: “I guess I’m a good guy, I guess I care about you. “
A humorous moment came during the track Bruises, where Capaldi was seen playing the piano from above on a floating stage.
He said, “I never thought I had vertigo, it’s intense isn’t it. The whole thing is a fucking facade, I don’t even play the piano.
“It’s showbiz, we’re all liars.”
The audience also laughed when he compared himself to Quasimodo from The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, while slumped over his piano.
During a nearly two-hour show, Capaldi dominated the stage as he bellowed favorites Don’t Get Me Wrong, One, Hollywood, Hold Me While You Wait, Maybe and Fade, sparking a mass chant from the 20,000 fans.
He closed the performance with his number one hit Someone You Loved accompanied by a bright red backdrop.
He said, “Thank you very much, I’m at O2. It really means the world to me, as I told the crowd last night, those two nights were truly two of the happiest days of my life. Thanks.”
The gig comes after he headlined Parklife, the Isle of Wight festival and Scotland’s biggest music festival, Trnsmt, delivering a moving set to 50,000 fans who had flocked to Glasgow Green.
In July, Radio DJ Scott Mills and Chris Stark enlisted the singer’s help breaking the news of their departure from BBC Radio 1.
Capaldi recorded a video of himself sharing the news, which was later shared on social media.