First Published April 2023
CAPALDI BACK WITH ANOTHER CLASSIC
LEWIS CAPALDI has cleverly flipped the script on the classic break-up ballad with new single WISH YOU THE BEST. The song is taken from the Scot’s brand new album, Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent (which also includes chart-topping #1 singles Forget Me and Pointless), set to drop on all platforms on May 19th via EMI Records / Universal Music Ireland.
The all-access feature length music documentary Lewis Capaldi: How I’m Feeling Now, is alsoout now globally on Netflix
On April 14th, the international superstar unveiled his stunning new piano anthem-in-waiting, and third single, Wish You The Best.
His return to the charts has been simply phenomenal, picking straight back up where he left off on his debut, rocketing straight to the #1 spot in the UK in September last year with comeback track Forget Me, which became platinum-certified and smashed over 200 million streams globally. That quickly turned into a back-to-back fourth UK #1 with stunning second single Pointless, an honour that equalled the likes of Whitney Houston, Cher, Jay-Z, One Direction, Pharrell, Justin Timberlake and Usher.
The star has also been selling out his biggest shows wherever he goes, including his recent UK and EU arena tour, as he currently sweeps his way across a sold out North American arena tour, with festival headline shows, his biggest outdoor performances to date, as well as a sold out Australia and New Zealand arena tour still to come.
Lewis has never sounded better than when he’s doing things on his own terms, nor writes better when he has faith in his own abilities – something that new track Wish You The Best showcases in spades. Co-written partly in Los Angeles with JP Saxe and Malay, and finished at home in Glasgow, it’s Lewis Capaldi at his very best: reminiscent lyrics steeped in yearning, sparse piano, and a simply stratospheric chorus to boot.
“’Wish You The Best’ came from the idea of a person you used to be with, telling you all this amazing stuff about their life, without you in it,” explains Lewis. “It’s a song about what we don’t say to those people. I was fascinated by the things left unsaid, whether that be in a relationship or a friendship.”
For the video, Lewis presents a heart-melting video all but guaranteed to induce a good cry. The video follows an older mail carrier named John and his faithful companion, a scruffy and sweet-faced dog called Willow. As the video unfolds, its cycle-of-life narrative shines a warm light on the devastating pain of loss and the redemptive power of love, infusing each moment with the kind of unaffected emotional truth that leaves a lasting imprint on the heart.
This brand new single follows the recent release of Lewis’ special, raw and honest feature length music documentary Lewis Capaldi: How I’m Feeling Now, in partnership with Netflix, BMG,and Pulse Films – and which shot straight to the top of the Netflix chart, making it the most watched film on the platform since its release. Directed by BAFTA winner Joe Pearlman (Harry Potter 20th Anniversary, After the Screaming Stops) the all-access film is the story of a young artist, returning to his roots after achieving unbelievable global success, attempting to reconnect with his old life and the family and friends he left behind.
Along with the release of the documentary, Lewis also unveiled the brutally honest title-track How I’m Feeling Now which will also feature on the upcoming new album.
For that highly anticipated second album, the idea has been simple but potent: to go in and do the exact same thing. No bells, whistles or starry featured vocalists, and no ruinously expensive stays in distant studios. Like it was on his debut, Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent is straight-up, full-force honesty.
Selling over ten million copies worldwide, debut album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent propelled Capaldi from bedroom musician to superstar. Few have seen a debut release quite like it, becoming the biggest selling UK album of 2019 and 2020, spawning two UK #1 singles, bagging a few BRITs and a Grammy nomination, with one of those #1’s becoming a smash hit on both sides of the globe in Someone You Loved, which recently became the UK’s most streamed song of ALL TIME.
Having recently taken on his 2023 UK and European arena tour which sold out in a matter of seconds – including Dublin’s 3Arena – and now embarking on his biggest ever sold-out headline tour of North America, Lewis will headline Reading & Leeds Festival in August, perform at Glastonbury Festival and Electric Picnic in September, as well as play his biggest headline summer shows to date to over 30,000 fans a night in Manchester & Belfast, as well as two nights in Edinburgh.
If his first album made him an international star, with his second it’s nothing less than superstardom that beckons. The insatiable appetite for Capaldi burns as bright as ever.
“I’m ready,” he concludes,champing at the bit to get back out there, “and so are the songs.”
~ WISH YOU THE BEST, the NEW single from LEWIS CAPALDI, is OUT NOW.
JONAS BROTHERS NEW SINGLE WAFFLE HOUSE OUT NOW
Kicking off 2023, JONAS BROTHERS received their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 30th.
And now, the GRAMMY® award-nominated powerhouse trio have dropped their anxiously awaited new single WAFFLE HOUSE via Republic Records. It sets the stage for the launch of their sixth full-length record, The Album, on May 12th (The Album was executive produced by sonic visionary artist Jon Bellion, who has also worked with artists such as Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, and Halsey).
Waffle House features what might just be the band’s stickiest hook ever as it documents “Deep conversations at the Waffle House.” Their hummable harmonies and slick instrumentation define this anthemic song. Already a fan-favorite online, the trio initially debuted Waffle House live during the last night of their critically acclaimed, sold-out Broadway Residency.
On the song, the band says, “Growing up, we would go to Waffle House after shows, and it became our sanctuary. It was the place we dreamt up ideas, the place where we worked through our problems together, and the place where we finally realized we could find our way through anything as long as we came together.”
They continue, “‘Waffle House’ was born from a simple but powerful idea: When you sit down with the people that matter most, anything is possible. This song isn’t about a restaurant, it’s about coming together with the people you love and making your dreams come true.”
Following that residency, Jonas Brothers will head back to New York for a massive, one-night-only show at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, August 12th. The band will perform five albums in one night— including their new collection, The Album.
The brothers returned to NBC’s Saturday Night Live stage as musical guests for the third time on Saturday, April 8th alongside host Molly Shannon.
Jonas Brothers stepped back into the public eye in February with their widely praised single Wings, which launched a new era for the band and marked one of the most anticipated releases of the year. Soon to kick-off another chapter, The Album marks Jonas Brothers’ first body of work since 2019’s platinum-certified Happiness Begins, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and spawned the GRAMMY® Award-nominated, 5x-platinum, Billboard Hot 100 #1 smash hit, Sucker.
After Sucker, the band went on to release Chasing Happiness, an Amazon original film documenting the brothers’ rise and return to music.
In the wake of Happiness Begins, the band garnered a bevy of awards, including three trophies in the categories of Top Duo/Group, Top Radio Songs Artist, and Top Radio Song for Sucker at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, a 2019 MTV VMA for Best Pop Video, Best Duo/Group at the 2020 iHeart Music Awards, and two Teen Choice Awards, including the prestigious Decade Award. They also picked up American Music Awards nominations, a coveted Grammy nomination, and more.
Jonas Brothers teamed up with Marshmello for Leave Before You Love Me claiming a Top-10 spot at Top-40 radio for six weeks and tallying millions of streams and views.
~ WAFFLE HOUSE, the NEW single from JONAS BROTHERS, is OUT NOW.