Lewis Capaldi Reveals That 'Someone You Loved' Was Inspired By His Late Gran
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Lewis Capaldi has revealed that his song 'Someone You Loved' was inspired by his late gran rather than an ex-partner.
In an interview with Australian music channel, [V], the 23-year-old explained: "The song is not about a lady like who I was in a romantic relationship with... it's about my grandmother. Who is dead. F**k."
Woah, @LewisCapaldi throwing a real spanner in the works pic.twitter.com/ynE52K5Urw
- [V] (@vmusic_au) February 12, 2020
Yep, the lyric 'this all or nothing way of loving got me sleeping without you' was sung in tribute to the 23-year-old's grandmother... and we're not here to judge anyone's sleeping arrangements.
He continued: "She died a few years ago. Your classic death. You know what I mean, not coming back, sorta thing.
"I thought the album was finished, and I had this little like thing in my head like 'oh you could try just doing one more', and I did try and do one more for like three months and nothing was coming.
"Then one day I sat at my at my piano after the death and I sat down and I started messing around a stuff - that's why the piano part's so simple because I can't play anything else.
"I got all the melodies down for it and then I couldn't think of any lyrics so I was like 'oh well, I'll just wait for the second album,' and I'd put it on the second album."
He went on, very honestly: "Thank f**k I never did that because my career would have been an absolute f**king tail spin. I would have flopped hard and then I went into a session with friends of mine called TMS and a guy called Romans.
"I was like 'I've got this but I can't write another heartbreak ballad,' and as fortune has it my gran had just died. They said: 'Have you lost anybody?' and I says: 'Just the ticket. My gran's dead'." What a guy.
Fans found the one minute 20 second clip absolute gold with many even realising what sort of material they could've released off the back of a relative's death...