NEW YORK — Breakthrough singer Lewis Capaldi is such a nice guy that after you and he breakup, he writes songs about the experience, then lets you preview them before they are released to the world.
That’s what happened when the 23-year-old Scottish crooner crafted songs for his passionate pop debut, “Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent,” which focuses a good amount on the end of his relationship.
“During the course of this album I used to send (my ex) all of the songs like, ‘What do you think of this? What do you think of this?’ She was the only person who’d be like, ‘This is (expletive) shady,’ ” said Capaldi, who is friends with his former girlfriend.
When asked about his album being compared to Adele’s “21” — the colossal release that sent the Brit to superstardom but also brought attention to her ex — Capaldi said: “I think that’s why I maybe subconsciously sent (my ex) those songs.”
“Not that I was writing bad. She never did anything bad. It wasn’t like my relationship ending was a grand thing of like, ‘You cheated on me. I can’t believe it,'” he added. “It was just one of those things that fizzled out. It was a shame. That’s it.”