It’s finally here; completely worth the wait and full of heartfelt music, Lewis Capaldi’s debut album has officially been released into the world. The album beautifully titled, Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, is the culmination of the 22-year-old’s work and what a piece of work it is. I would like to tell you that I calmly listened to the entirety of the album but the truth is that I’m currently writing this with tears in my eyes.
I don’t know who hurt Lewis Capaldi, but I kind of want to thank them. I mean, heartbreak is terrible but Lewis Capaldi has turned his heartbreak into 12 wonderful pieces of magic. His voice contains all of the passion necessary to convey the proper emotions in his songs. His powerful vocals add an extra layer to every single song. I can’t help but feel as if this album was perfectly curated for me and I can’t thank Lewis Capaldi enough for that.
“Maybe” sounds like the moment you hike up a hill just so that you can scream out your frustrations.
How come I’m the only one who ever seems to get in my way?
Lately, I’ve been fucking up a good thing any chance I can get
“Forever” is the necessary closure the we rarely get at the end of a relationship.
Darling, nobody said that it would last forever
That doesn’t mean we didn’t try to get there
I never said that we would die together
That doesn’t mean it was a lie
The vocals really take the lead on this entire album, the music behind each song adds the perfect amount of emotion while not allowing it to overpower Lewis’s raspy and glorious vocals. “Don’t Get Me Wrong” is the perfect example of this, the romantic rhythm keeps the song going but it’s Lewis that truly shines in this heartbreaking tune.
Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to stay too long
Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to tell you whatever you want
But haven’t you had enough of loneliness?
And haven’t we had enough of second best?
There’s only so many wonderful things that one can say about an album, so I urge you to go and listen to it so that you can make your own conclusions about Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent. I should suggest that you bring tissues to your listening party because Lewis has a way to awake the memories you tried extremely hard to forget.
One quick thing to note: though the entirety of the album is absolutely phenomenal, I do truly struggle with the new way the music industry is releasing music. The fact that an artist releases multiple singles before their album release causes the anticipation of the album to drop, by at least 50%. By the time the Lewis Capaldi album hit my ears, I had already listened to half of the album from the singles he had released. Now, this isn’t a problem specific to Lewis Capaldi, unfortunately everyone is doing this but … that’s a rant for another day.