Lewis Capaldi: Scots singer cancels all 2021 shows as he offers update on second album
Lewis Capaldi took to social media on Friday to give fans an update on his highly-anticipated second album, telling them he has pulled the plug on his 2021 live shows to focus on the record.
The Whitburn chart sensation released Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent in May 2019, spawning the number one single Someone You Loved and spending 10 weeks in the album top spot.
Now, the 24-year-old singer-songwriter has said he will only return with new music and a supporting tour in 2022.
In a lengthy Instagram post, Capaldi wrote: “Just want to start off this wee note by saying how class it is to see things looking more hopeful for the world after an absolutely horrible year.
“I’ve been looking back at the madness of my life for the last little while and feeling really grateful to be able to call this music carry on a job for the past few years.
“I’d be lying if I said I haven’t been terrified about making my next album since the moment I finished Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent.”
Capaldi said he had been writing “loads of tunes” and was excited to share them with his fans.
He added: “I really want to make sure whatever I put out next is the absolute best it can be, partly for my own sanity, cause I’m going to have to sing these songs every night for the next few years on tour, but ultimately for all of you who made the first album everything it was.
“Despite having all this extra time to write, all the Covid restrictions have made it harder to go and record stuff I’ve been working on or even be around all the people I loved working with on the first album.
“For that reason, it is with an extremely heavy heart that I’ve made the difficult decision to reschedule this year’s shows and put all my effort into making the best album I can for you.”
The singer had been scheduled to play at a number of festivals and live events, many of which were postponed due to the Covid-19 crisis.