Scottish singer and songwriter Lewis Capaldi releases a new single — “Tough” — today on Capitol Records via all digital partners.
“I’ve wanted to release this song from the moment I finished writing it,” Capaldi says of “Tough,” which he co-wrote, and was co-produced by Jonathan Quamby (Benjamin Clementine, Jacob Banks), and Spike Stent (Ed Sheeran, Florence & The Machine, Frank Ocean). “For me it’s a song about trying to move on after a relationship. I was coming from a place where the worst was over in terms of missing someone and being heartbroken. I was one hundred percent ready to move on, but there are still these remnants of that person hanging around in the back of my mind. So the song is about getting on with things, wrestling with your head, and trying to get to a point where you can find normality and learn to be on your own again.”
“Tough” is the follow-up to Capaldi’s previous single “Rush,” featuring Jessie Reyez, which Ones To Watch called,“an unlikely pairing that capitalizes on both artists’ uncanny ability to convey the most raw, real emotion in their lyrics and passionate vocals.”
This week, Capaldi launched his sold out first U.S. headlining tour and will perform at Bonnaroo on Saturday, June 9th. He will also perform at LaureLive, Firefly, Mountain Jam, Splendour in the Grass, Fuji, Lollapalooza, Osheaga, Reading and Leeds, and the Austin City Limits Festival. Lewis has previously toured with Rag’n’Bone Man, Niall Horan, and Sam Smith. Please see below for all U.S. dates. For international tour dates, visit: http://www.lewiscapaldi.com/
Twenty-one year-old Capaldi was hailed as a 2018 Vevo Dscvr Artist To Watch, longlisted for the BBC Sound Of 2018 Poll, and won Breakthrough Artist of the Year honors at the Scottish Music Awards. His 2017 debut EP, Bloom, has over 175 million streams worldwide. Bloom features “Bruises,” a track that showcases his nimble vocal ability, as he effortlessly slips between smooth baritone, gravelly mid-tone, and haunting falsetto with pinpoint accuracy. It shot to No. 1 on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist and has over 100 million combined streams globally.
Lewis Capaldi’s upcoming U.S. tour dates are as follows:
06/09 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
06/10 Cleveland, OH Laurel School Butler Campus
06/12 Chicago, IL Park West (w/ Rag & Bone Man)
06/13 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre (w/ Rag & Bone Man)