Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent - Heartfelt vocals that strike your heart.
Lewis Capaldi delivers stunning vocals on his brand new album & shows us all what we’ve been missing.
A voice as golden as Lewis’ deserves huge recognition. I remember listening to him on YouTube early last year & I was interested as to where he would end up/which route he would go down. He has that voice that will always draw me in without hesitation/question. Whenever you listen to a particular singing voice that you’re fond of, there’s just something you can’t quite explain. Lewis Capaldi’s music has a unique blend of folk rock & pop, but adds his undeniable husk that carries emotional weight, especially with the words he sings, as this also delivers meaning, which is something the best musicians always provide.
One song that I played over and over again on Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent was ‘One’. I love the runs & rasps that come with it, as it turned the song into a whole other experience/listen. For me, this song is the cream of the crop, but if you think differently, then please comment down below which is your favourite.
There are a lot of new artists on the rise at this current moment in time. When I was listening to a recent podcast, they were discussing how musicians now have the best chance/platforms they’ve ever had to broadcast their music to the world & Lewis Capaldi is a great example of this. Lewis’s song, ‘Bruises’, was the first song I ever heard from him & what an incredibly powerful song that is/became. There are a lot of singers out there, some good, some great & some with innate talent/skill, but it’s what the singer does, in addition to a pinch of luck, that helps them to define themselves/stand out from the crowd. I read that Lewis made videos from his toilet of him singing and that’s where he was discovered by his manager. Who would have thought it?
A few other stand out songs from Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent are ‘Grace’, ‘Hold me while you wait’ & ‘Someone you loved’. In my experience, if the first song on the album impresses you, it’s usually a sign of good things to come. However, I did listen to a metalcore album recently with the first song being added to my ‘easy’ playlist and a few others after that, then the rest of the album went downhill from there, so it’s not an entirely bulletproof test, but it does seem to work more than it doesn’t, if that makes any sense. Please ignore the last sentence if that’s confused you & I apologise.
Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent is Lewis Capaldi’s first album and what an excellent listen it is. If this is just a taster of what’s to come, then I’m genuinely concerned for any other artist in this genre or even any closely related genre. Lewis Capaldi has raw talent & now he has the platform, all that’s left to do is to simply continue to work hard and do what he does best.