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Lewis Capaldi Shares New Anthem-In-Waiting ‘Wish You The Best’

The new, piano-led song trails the Scottish singer-songwriter’s second album ‘Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent’, due out on May 19.

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Lewis Capaldi has unveiled his stunning new piano anthem-in-waiting, and third single “Wish You The Best” – taken from his brand new record Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent – out May 19 on EMI Records. Accompanying the single is an equally tear-jerking music video.

The Scot’s return has been phenomenal, picking straight back up where he left off on his debut, rocketing straight to the top of the UK singles chart in September last year with comeback track “Forget Me” which became Platinum-certified and smashed over 200 million streams globally.

That quickly turned into a back-to-back fourth UK number 1 with second single “Pointless,” an honor that equaled the likes of Whitney Houston, Cher, Jay-Z, One Direction, Pharrell, Justin Timberlake and Usher. Not to mention selling out his biggest shows, including a triumphant recent UK & EU arena tour. Capaldi is currently making his way through a sold-out North American arena tour, with festival headline shows, his biggest outdoor performances to date, as well as a sold-out Australia & New Zealand arena tour still to come.

Lewis Capaldi - Wish You The Best (Official Video)

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Lewis has never sounded better than when he’s doing things on his own terms, nor writes better when he has faith in his own abilities – something that new track “Wish You The Best” showcases in spades. Co-written partly in Los Angeles with JP Saxe and Malay, and finished at home in Glasgow, it’s Lewis Capaldi at his very best: reminiscent lyrics steeped in yearning, sparse piano, and a simply stratospheric chorus to boot.

“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,” explains Lewis. “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.”

“Wish You The Best” follows the recent release of Lewis’ special, raw and honest feature length music documentary Lewis Capaldi: How I’m Feeling Now, in partnership with Netflix, BMG, & Pulse Films – available to watch globally on Netflix now and which shot straight to the top of the Netflix chart, making it the most watched film on the platform since its release. Directed by BAFTA winner Joe Pearlman (Harry Potter 20th Anniversary, After the Screaming Stops) the all-access film is the story of a young artist, returning to his roots after achieving unbelievable global success, attempting to reconnect with his old life and the family and friends he left behind.

Along with the release of the documentary, Lewis also unveiled the brutally honest title track “How I’m Feeling Now,” which will also feature on the upcoming new album.

For that highly anticipated second album, the idea has been 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 his debut, Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent is straight-up, full-force honesty.

Selling over 10 million copies worldwide, debut album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent 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, bagging a few BRITs and a Grammy nomination, with one of those number 1’s becoming a smash hit on both sides of the globe in “Someone You Loved” which recently became the UK’s most streamed song of all time.

Having recently taken on his 2023 UK & European arena tour which sold out in a matter of seconds, and now embarking on his biggest ever sold-out headline tour of North America, Lewis will headline Reading & Leeds Festival in August, performing at Glastonbury Festival, as well as play his biggest headline summer shows to date to over 30,000 fans a night in Manchester & Belfast, as well as two nights in Edinburgh.

Pre-order Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent.

Lewis Capaldi plays the following dates:

JUNE
Fri 23rd – Sun 25: Glastonbury Festival 2023

JULY
Sat 1: Chepstow Racecourse

AUGUST
Fri 25: Manchester, Wythenshawe Park (SOLD OUT)
Sat 26: Reading Festival 2023
Sun 27: Leeds Festival 2023
Wed 30: Edinburgh, Royal Highland Centre (SOLD OUT)

SEPTEMBER
Fri 1: Edinburgh, Royal Highland Centre (SOLD OUT)
Sun 3: Belfast, Vital Festival 2023

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