Lewis Capaldi writing new songs daily, because he 'needs some money'

Scots superstar says he sometimes feels ‘like The Beatles’ when writing
Lewis Capaldi is one of Scotland's biggest stars.Lewis Capaldi is one of Scotland's biggest stars.
Lewis Capaldi is one of Scotland's biggest stars.

West Lothian chart sensation Lewis Capaldi says he's making good use of lockdown by writing new songs every day – because he reckons he "needs money".

The singer from Whitburn says he's got into the habit of penning new tunes every day while staying at his parent's house so he can start making money as soon as the coronavirus crisis is over.

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Lewis, whose debut album Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent became the biggest-selling album of the year and the highest selling debut of the decade so far, said: “I try and do it every single day, just because I feel like once this is over, I'm going to need some money.

“And that's how I make money, from writing songs.

“I've been lucky to do that, to be able to pick up this every day, but it is difficult for sure."

The Someone You Loved hitmaker reckons some days are more productive than others – though on a good day he can sometimes feel “like The Beatles" when writing.

He said: "I try and do it every day, but this week has been ... this is the thing, one week you can do it and you're like, everything you're doing is brilliant. You're like, ‘I feel like The Beatles’, you're like, 'This is amazing, everything I touch turns to gold’.”

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