Lewis Capaldi changed Ed Sheeran lyric in upcoming album ‘because it’s 2022’
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Lewis Capaldi has revealed that he changed a lyric to one of the songs that he and Ed Sheeran wrote together because ‘it’s 2022’ and he didn’t want to sing something he believed to be outdated.
You remember Lewis Capaldi right? He's not known for keeping anything to himself, as this video proves:
Capaldi is just about to return with a second album, which follows the same naming style as his first one, it would seem.
Out in May 2023, it’s called Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent – please feel free to get in touch and explain that one, Lewis – and features his latest single ‘Forget Me’.
However, we aren’t here to talk about that new one, we’ve all heard that by now.
We are interested in a song called ‘Pointless’, a ballad that Capaldi and Sheeran wrote together.
It’s not about the popular BBC afternoon game show with Alexander Armstrong, but about feelings of love and – it turns out – marriage.
That’s why Sheeran originally suggested the lyric ‘she gives me more than everything, I’ll give her my last name.’
This didn’t sit right with Capaldi, who told BBC: "I was like, ‘Ed, this is 2022.
“No one has to take anyone’s second name.
“I’m not singing that!”
He added: "I don’t even think that Ed’s own wife has got his last name.”
Whilst the pair have been friends for a while now, with Capaldi explaining how they also became closer during lockdown, it seems as if the Scot had some concerns about writing with Sheeran, given how successful he’s been over the years.
He continued: “I actually mentioned that to him and he offered to take up a pseudonym, but at the end of the day, he did help write it so there should be no question.”
When it comes to making it big in the music world, there are few people who can offer a better perspective on what it is like than Ed.
In an interview with The Guardian, Capaldi shared the warning that he received from the Shape of You singer about the perils and pitfalls of celebrity.
Sheeran asked: “Has your family started getting weird yet?
“Have there been any sort of fringe members of your family started to get weird with you?”
When Capaldi said that they hadn’t, Sheeran asked: “What about your friends?”
Again, Capaldi said no, but Ed said: “That’ll happen.”
Anyway, there’ll no doubt be loads of people out there glad to hear that Capaldi is releasing his sophomore album, as well as embarking on a huge world tour next year to support it.
Perhaps he’ll even get Ed to turn up at a few dates to sing along with him?