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Lewis Capaldi jokes that his second album will be "universally panned by critics"

04 January 2021, 12:27 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Lewis Capaldi has revealed he's taking a step back from social media to finish his second album, and has joked that it will be "universally panned by critics".

Back in August 2020, Capaldi joked that he wouldn't be releasing any new music in 2020 because he believed people "have suffered enough".

It's now 2021, and the singer/songwriter has provided an update on his follow up to his 2019 debut LP Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent.

Capaldi wrote in a statement posted to socials today (4 January), "Honestly been the most incredible few years and it means the world to have the support of all of you. Going to fuck off for a wee bit now to crack on and finish the second album. Won’t be using any social media, so you’ll all have to make do without me talking shite and constantly trying to take your money by flogging you something."

He added, "Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year and I’ll see you big lovely bastards later in the year with some new music that I imagine will be universally panned by critics and will fail to be as commercially successful as my last outing. Thus spelling the beginning of the end of the 15 minutes of fame, that quite frankly, I never deserved in the first place."

Capaldi captioned his post: "See you all later in the year with a new album to shove down your throats x."

When speaking about his new album in May 2020, Capaldi said, "Writing a follow-up to this big guy has been equal parts difficult and rewarding. Most of the time when I was making the first album I felt like I was making an arse of it."

Lewis Capaldi is expected to headline Latitude 2021 if the coronavirus pandemic allows the festival to go ahead.
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