Photo Credit Alexandra Gavillet
Lewis Capaldi scores fourth
Official Number 1 single with Pointless
Taken From His Brand New Album Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent
Out May 19th, 2023 on EMI Records
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Global superstar Lewis Capaldi today scores his fourth UK number 1 single with ‘Pointless’, equalling the likes of Whitney Houston, Cher, Jay-Z, One Direction, Pharrell, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Busted, B*Witched & Pet Shop Boys.
‘Pointless’ follows his previous three number 1’s in Someone You Loved (2019), Before You Go (2020), and Forget Me (2022), and is the second single from his upcoming second studio album Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent – out May 19th on EMI Records.
“Thank you so much if you have streamed, downloaded or listened to ‘Pointless’ in any way, it really means a lot.” says Lewis. “This is my fourth UK Number 1, I now have the same amount of Number 1s as B*Witched, so pretty f*cking good if you ask me! I know there’s a cost of living crisis, so thank you for spending your money on my music.”
Lewis recently performed the new ballad at this year’s Strictly Come Dancing semi-finals show HERE, and on The Graham Norton Show.
‘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.
Recently, Capaldi was announced as one of the headliners for Reading & Leeds Festival 2023, as well as unveiling his biggest outdoor headline summer shows to date in Manchester, Edinburgh & Belfast . The announcements came after he sold out his upcoming 2023 UK arena tour in seconds, which kicks off this Saturday in Leeds. The overwhelming demand for him 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.
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.
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Wed 1st Cardiff, International Arena SOLD OUT
Thu 2nd Exeter, Westpoint Arena SOLD OUT
Fri 25th Manchester, Wythenshawe Park ON-SALE FRI 20TH JAN
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Sun 3rd Belfast, Vital Festival ON-SALE FRI 20TH JAN
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