Lewis Capaldi Surprises Fans With Emotional New Song ‘Before You Go'

By Lindsey Smith

November 19, 2019

Lewis Capaldi's debut album, Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent, came out in May but he's not letting the year wrap up before giving fans more music.

On Tuesday (November 19), the 23-year-old surprised fans with the song “Before You Go” — which he said is “by far the most personal tune” he's ever written. The singer shared the news of the track while reflecting on his whirlwind year in a Twitter note.

“The past year has been absolutely wild, didn’t in a million years think all of this stuff would happen to me,” he told fans. “Less than two years ago I was lucky enough to get to gig in small pubs & bars back home in Scotland and somehow I am writing this with a number one single in America and getting to play to and meet thousands of ya every night all over the world.”

In the new track, Capaldi laments about a lost love begging his former flame to let him know if there was anything he could have done to change the outcome. He sings in the chorus: So, before you go/Was there something I could've said/To make your heart beat better?/If only I'd have known you had a storm to weather/So, before you go/Was there something I could've said/To make it all stop hurting?

“Before You Go” is set to feature on an extended edition of Capaldi's album — out this Friday (November 22). In his typical humorous fashion, after the song was released, the “Someone You Loved” singer tweeted, “This song means a lot to me, but it will mean even more if it becomes successful,” along with a shirtless video lip syncing to the track.

This year may have been one to remember for the singer, but 2020 is looking even brighter! He'll be headed out on tour with his best friend Niall Horan next spring and will hopefully be working on his sophomore release. 

Lewis Capaldi is performing at this year's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball in New York City, alongside a star-studded lineup. Fans will be able to watch the show on December 13th via an exclusive livestream on The CW App and CWTV.com. The CW Network will also broadcast the event as a nationwide special on Thursday, December 19th at 8pm ET. Fans will also be able to listen to December 13th's festivities across the country on 100 iHeartRadio CHR stations.

Photo: Photos: Adrianna Casiano for iHeartRadio

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