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“Ed, it’s 2022”: why Lewis Capaldi changed the lyrics of a song written by Ed Sheeran

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In an interview for the BBC, the famous British singer Lewis Capaldi explained why he decided to modify the lyrics of a song that his friend Ed Sheeran wrote for his new album, which is due for release in 2023. I said: ‘Ed, it’s 2022 anyway’”, said the 26-year-old artist.

Four years after the immense success of his debut album “Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent”, Lewis Capaldi will return in 2023 with a new album entitled “Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent”, which is expected to be released in May. . As part of this new album, the British singer had the pleasure of collaborating with Ed Sheeran, another great name in English song, who notably wrote him the title “Pointless”.

But as Lewis Capaldi explained to the BBC this week, after a first listen, he decided to slightly modify the text of this love song. Originally, Ed Sheeran wrote the following lyrics: “She gives me more than everything, I’ll give her my last name”. Unconvinced by this last sentence, the 26-year-old artist expressed his reluctance to the interpreter of “Shape of You”: “I told him: ‘Ed we are in 2022 anyway. Nobody needs to take anybody’s last name, I’m not going to sing that!’ I don’t think even Ed’s wife took his name.”


Lewis Capaldi also returned to his fears about this collaboration with Ed Sheeran, one of the most popular artists of his generation. The young British singer was afraid that the success of his songs would automatically be attributed to his colleague. “Every British artist who has had a number 1 album has worked with Ed. It shows how good he is, but I was scared,” he said. “My ego was like, ‘I don’t want people to think Ed wrote all my songs.’ I told him about it and he offered to take a pseudonym – but in the end, yes, he helped me write this album.”


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