Artist Spotlight: Louis Capaldi
Scottish singer-songwriter Louis Capaldi has gained a massive following in Europe, which has quickly grown to include America. Capaldi first gained widespread attention after the release of his 2017 hit “Bruises”, which quickly surpassed 28 million streams on Spotify shortly after its release.
Capaldi’s music is deeply enriched by his immeasurable power in his voice, coupled with a raspy delivery that is reminiscent of Hozier. Each song he delivers an emotion-filled track filled with an authenticity that will make you double-take at the sheer beauty of it. Despite his incredible talent, Capaldi is a deeply humble artist who is just beginning to take the music world by storm.
The shaggy-haired 21-year old has a small yet growing discography, and he is showing no signs of stopping up. In his debut ‘Bloom’ EP, you can already this young artist is already growing and evolving his musical ability, exploring a fresh genre of soul-pop that he seems to be at the forefront of. In “Fade”, Capaldi launches into a ballroom ballad that quickly crescendos into an ecstatic and powerful climax, while “Mercy” brings listeners to a hymn-filled dream that simmers on the edge of a catchy.
He is no stranger to the stage either, closing out 2018 by performing at the legendary O2 Arena in the UK while on tour supporting none other than Sam Smith. Capaldi continued on with touring, this time alongside Niall Horan and Jillian Michaels, performing in his hometown of Glasgow, Scotland. He’s currently finishing the year out with his European headline tour, which has been a resounding success.
Capaldi counts Kendrick Lamar and Lorde among some of his greatest influences, admiring their ability to consistently put out amazing music. Ironically, whether he knows it or not, Capaldi is exemplifying this ability, with each of his tracks he puts out truly showing the care and love he weaves into each. Be on the lookout for Louis Capaldi, because it’s only a matter of time before this singer-songwriter becomes a household name.