Just Capaldi, a mic, a guy on keyboards. and a tent crammed to the gills with mellow, happy people, and this incredible singer pulled off one of the best Glastonbury videos I have seen this year.
A video that was beautifully produced by the BBC too, I might add.
Especially as the BBC camera person not only stuck close to Lewis Capaldi, so we could watch how effortlessly he can sing ‘Someone You Loved‘ live, but that they also panned out over the mesmerized crowd so we saw how much they were loving every second of it as well.
And, as a music journalist, I always have to point out just how wonderful Capaldi’s vocals are live. Especially as so many singers’ vocals are not.
You particularly notice how strong his voice is in the last 45 seconds of his performance, when he brings the song home by singing it along with the audience — a cappella.
Lewis Capaldi’s ‘Someone You Loved‘ is from his debut studio album Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent.
That album was released last month to mediocre reviews (always by the same ‘critics’ who rarely seem to like male singers who are heavy on ballads), but thankfully fans ignored critics’ whining and went in full hog to buy it anyway.
Their support made the album the fastest-selling album of 2019 in the UK, and got it to the top spot in both the UK and Ireland, and in the top 10 in 12 other countries. It was also certified Gold in the UK just a few days after its release.
Listen to Lewis Capaldi singing ‘Someone You Loved’ live at Glastonbury in the video below. As live performances go, to me, it is perfection as it all just seems so effortless for him.
You can also hear Capaldi’s debut album Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent in full in the Spotify plug in below that. His voice on that is superb on every track.