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Capaldi shared a video on Instagram, in which he broke down the title and lyrics of Grande's new track, '34+35'.
The more innocent among us might have been led to believe it's a light-hearted tune about the joys of maths, but Capaldi took it upon himself to get to the bottom of it.
Speaking to camera, he says in the clip: "I was just listening to Ariana Grande's new album, right? Great album. Love it.
"So I'm listening to it, and I come across this song. '34+45', right? Simple song.
"You're probably thinking the same as I am: simple song about the joy of maths - for the joy of adding two numbers together and, you know, [creating] a greater number, right? I think we can all agree that's something we can all enjoy. It's a very relatable thing, the joys of learning.
"But I've crunched the numbers. I've crunched the numbers so you don't have to. And after, you know, doing my equations, I've realised 34+35 equals 69."
With a grin on his face, Capaldi continues: "She's talking about sh**ging! The song's about sh**ging! It's not about maths at all, it's about f***ingsh**ging.
"Here I am thinking she's a budding mathematician. She's talking about f***ingsh**ging. 69. Sh**ging."
To prove his theory, Capaldi also delves into the actual lyrics of the song.
Quoting the lines 'Know I keep it squeaky, yeah (know I keep it squeaky) / Saving up my energy (yeah, yeah, saving up my energy)' and 'Can you stay up all night? / F*** me 'til the daylight', Capaldi suggests that Grande's song could relate to the difficulty of solving a maths equation.
"We've all been there," he says.
"We've all been there with maths from time to time. You're there, you're trying to work out an equation. It's quite difficult. I can't seem to add up. This 34+35 is quite a difficult one and it's f***ing me. I've been up all night trying to... with this equation on my mind. We've all been there."
However, after thinking about it some more, he admits he knows the true meaning.
"But she's talking about sh**ging!" he adds.
"The beauty of music. A song that, on the surface, seems like a very innocent song about maths is actually a very dirty song about sex. Love-making."
Should anyone remain unconvinced by the theory, Capaldi said there was one very important reason why he knows what Grande really means.
He says: "Do you know how I knew? I've had sex before."
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Lewis Capaldi
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