Scottish singer songwriter Lewis Capaldi has unveiled a highly entertaining video to his uplifting new single ‘Grace’.
It which follows his recent addition to the BBC Radio 1 Brit List, and ahead of a UK & EU headline tour which has seen tickets fly and will serve as landmark performances in the young songwriter’s career.
Juxtaposed against the song’s beautiful craftsmanship, the video sees Lewis engage his cutting edge wit and tongue-in-cheek personality. What at first appears to be him preparing for a music performance, quickly escalates into winning over the room with an outrageously hilarious dance routine, backed by a fleet of male performers.
Removing himself from the ‘serious’ stereotype of singer-songwriters, the video serves as a perfect example of Capaldi’s willingness to take risks, allowing him to stand out from his contemporaries.
Listen to ‘Grace’ by Lewis Capaldi on the official Premier League Music playlist on Spotify.
On the sounds and themes to both the track and video, Lewis comments, “‘Grace’ is a song about being with someone who makes any negative shit going on in your life feel irrelevant.
“There’s something class about finding someone who can do that – you don’t know what you were doing or how you felt before. That’s where the line about finding salvation in the form of your grace comes from.
“For the video I wanted to do something different to what I’d usually do or what I’ve seen from other artists who are doing songs that have a similar subject matter. There are some people who are really good at doing sincere videos, and that’s cool, but it’s just not me.
“Despite my songs being emotional, I’m not really the serious type, so I thought it would be funny to do the most ridiculous idea imaginable!”
Since his debut track ‘Bruises’ exploded online last year, Capaldi has been able to boast incredibly rare markers in his still fledgling career, whether it be selling a staggering 50,000 headline show tickets, amassing over 200 million plays across streaming services & selling out no less than three back-to-back headline tours, with demand outstripping supply at every turn.
This all underlined with critical praise, joining the likes of Rex Orange County & Sigrid on the BBC’s Sound Of 2018 longlist, and recently being added, along with Pale Waves, to BBC Radio 1’s Brit List.