Lewis Capaldi is preparing to release his next album, “Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent,” and he had some stories to share about the creative process behind the upcoming album, which reportedly features Ed Sheeran.
The Scottish singer-songwriter revealed that he invited Ed Sheeran to collaborate on one of the album’s songs. The song in question is called “Pointless,” and Sheeran is listed as a co-writer.
Capaldi stated in an interview with BBC News that he had to dust off some parts of the song. One line, in particular, written by the English singer-songwriter, was a little out of date.
The supposed lyrics read:
“She gives me more than everything, I’ll give her my last name.”
The 26-year-old singer exclaimed:
“I was like, ‘Ed, this is 2022.’ ‘No one has to take anyone’s second name. I’m not singing that!'”
To give emphasis to his point he added:
“I don’t even think that Ed’s own wife has got his last name.”
And, while Capaldi revealed the song’s original line, he did not reveal what he changed the lyrics with or whether Sheeran changed the lyrics himself.
In another interview with BBC News, the “Someone You Loved” singer admitted that he initially hesitated to collaborate with Sheeran.
“Every British artist who has a number one record seems to have Ed on it. That’s a testament to how good he is but I was wary of it.”
“My ego was going, ‘I don’t want people thinking Ed wrote my song.'”
Sheeran was understanding of his worries and even offered to take up a pseudonym, however, Capaldi continued:
“but at the end of the day, he did help write it so there should be no question.”
The song “Pointless” will be Capaldi and Sheeran’s first collaboration. According to BBC News, Capaldi described it as a “out-and-out love song” that “brought out the softy in [him].”
While this is the pair’s first collaboration song, and the song has yet to be released, fans are already looking forward to another collaboration in the future.
Capaldi rose to prominence after his debut album was released in 2019. He later caught the attention of several artists, including Niall Horan and Sam Smith, with the latter inviting Capaldi to open his tour for him.
He released his hit single “Someone You Loved” in 2019, which topped the UK Singles Chart and the US Billboard Hot 100. It was also nominated for Song of the Year at the 62nd Grammy Awards and won the Brit Award for Song of the Year.