It’s been three years since Lewis Capaldi released new material – but we can reveal the Scottish singing legend is making a musical comeback with a new single.
The BRIT Award-winning superstar shot the video for his brand new track on Friday at Windsor’s Theater Royal with over 100 cast and crew.
The popular crooner is said to have opted for an eclectic vibe, picking up the theme from the film La La Land – which saw him suspended in mid-air, with dreamlike sequences including one featuring giant fish.
So far, so surreal.
A source said: “Filming was top secret, but there was a lot of excitement around the theater as it’s a great comeback moment for Lewis.
“It’s a really creative video and a departure from what he’s done in the past. As always, his voice was flawless and awe-inspiring to everyone who heard it.
The source added, “He’s been buzzing for fans to hear his new song, but it won’t be released for a few months now.”
Lewis has also been busy rehearsing for a series of summer festivals, which include headlining the Parklife Festival in Manchester on the weekend of June 11 and 12, and the Lytham Festival in Lancashire later the same month. .
Lewis hasn’t posted on his Instagram since last year when he admitted he was “terrified” about following up on his No. 1 debut album.
He wrote, “I would be lying if I said I haven’t been terrified of making my next album since the time I finished Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent.
“I’ve written loads of songs and can’t wait for you to hear them.”
We are sure it will be worth the wait. . .
Pure shine as Ed returns to the stage
AT the height of the pandemic, superstar Ed Sheeran feared he would never perform in front of a live audience again.
But the flamboyant-haired singer needn’t have worried as he made a triumphant return to touring at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium last night with a record-breaking gig in front of 75,000 fans.
He told the crowd, “I don’t take it for granted that you choose to come to my concert. Two years ago when the pandemic hit, I thought the concerts were over and that would be it.
Ed continued: “The first time I came to play in Wales was probably in 2008. . I had a mailing list on my website back in the days of MySpace. I used to say “if anyone wants me to play in your living room, send an email to this address”. I used to play in front of 20 people in student lounges.
“One of the places I came to was Cardiff, so to be able to come back here 14 years later and play this gigantic show is really cool.”
The Mathematics tour marks his return to the stage after four years.
The extravagant set for the 74 dates stands in stark contrast to his last run, which was a stripped-down affair with just a microphone and guitar.
This time, screens on ten-foot-wide red plectrums broadcast the concert to fans around the stadium as the singer performed on a rotating stage under a huge circular plasma screen.
Roaring rock solos, pyrotechnics and fireworks launched the night and a pumped up and bolder Ed Sheeran, a sort of 2.0, appeared.
We, the audience, proved our worth as well, harmonizing on his orders to the tearful Give Me Love.
Part of Ed’s act included adding a band to his 360-degree stage, but they were superfluous for a show whose heart lies in his acoustic ballads.
As long as Ed keeps racking up the hits, no one will be divided when it comes to buying tickets to his concerts.
Caught LIVE: NUTS FOR PAOLO
AFTER eight years between albums, Scottish singer Paolo Nutini is finally back with new music.
And rest assured, this voice – which has nothing to do with belonging to a man of his age – stirs emotions more than ever.
Beloved classics Candy and Coming Up Easy thrilled superfans at the intimate concert – as did a quirky reworked version of Pencil Full Of Lead and, of course, a mandatory encore of Iron Sky.
But the fresh material fit comfortably alongside the singer’s triumphant back catalog.
Petrified in Love managed to be the catchiest song on the setlist, even though it was the first time the crowd had heard it, only further increasing the hunger for their new album Last Night In The Bittersweet, which will be released on July 1.
He lacked words in the interludes, but we got some glimpses of the man himself, who at one point humbly muttered, “Thanks for listening.”
Oh, the pleasure was ours, Paolo.
Scherzy is looking for hot Soho
NICOLE Scherzinger puts her best foot forward as she steps out in a sexy black ensemble at the Windmill in London’s Soho.
The singer, who is dating Thom Evans, is back in the UK after a long stay in America.
A viewer revealed, “Nicole was in high spirits after celebrating her cousin’s birthday.”
It’s good to see you again, Scherzy. . .
BILL BACK ON BOX WITH OTI
Their Strictly partnership has been a smash hit and two years after winning the Glitterball Trophy, Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse are reuniting on screen.
The duo are set to become the new couple on Channel 4’s Celebrity Gogglebox, criticizing the TV programs of the day.
It comes after former professional dancer Oti appeared in the previous series with her sisters, Strictly Judge MOTSI and Phemelo.
A TV insider said, “The production is really excited about this pairing.
“Oti already has a huge fanbase and Bill is really funny, so he’ll make jokes left, right and center.
“Bill and Oti get along very well, they always love working together, so it’s a dream come true.
“Plus, Oti’s laughter is contagious, so they’re bound to have the audience laughing with them.”
The series returns on Friday, July 10 with Rylan, Nick Grimshaw, Mel C and Mo Gilligan, plus a special Pride episode.
Craig: My sadness to Bruno
CRAIG Revel Horwood has opened up about his sadness at losing his Strictly Come Dancing sidekick Bruno Tonioli.
But he also let slip that the pals will work together on rival channel ITV as they take their show Craig and Bruno’s Great British Road Trips overseas to their native Italy and Australia.
Craig said: “I was sad for my dear friend Bruno. I’ll miss him.
He continued: “We have already done Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno’s Great British Road Trips for ITV and now we are planning an Italian and an Australian. We’re kind of like Steve Coggan and Rod Brydon, only funnier.
Craig also revealed that late host Bruce Forsyth was still with them in the Strictly studio.
He said: “It feels like he’s still with us. I think in death people stay with you and sometimes you mentally ask them what to do and they can answer you.
RYLAN CLARK is so happy with his new teeth that his mother has now visited his dentist.
Famous Dr. Richard Marques, who created Rylan’s pearly white smile, also transformed his mother Linda’s choppers. Richard, whose clients include Rita Ora, Tom Daley and Dua Lipa, told us, “I love my job and help build people’s confidence. It’s a real pleasure.
“It was a dream to work with Rylan and I am delighted that he shares my work.”
Richard added: “I hope we move away from the stigma that Britons have bad teeth.”