Each month we will bring you an interview with a band or artist who we have worked with as part of a Globe project.
This month, Lewis Capaldi was a featured artist at a Globe showcase at Abbey Road Studios and we sat down with him to ask about his recent tour and upcoming plans for 2018.
Q1. What’s your highlight of 2018 been so far?
So far it's definitely been getting to play the 02 when I was supporting Sam Smith. It was actually only a few days ago but getting to play an arena like that with an artist that I'm such a big fan of is something I think I'll be proud of for the rest of my life. Don’t think I have ever been as nervous to walk out and play a gig as I was the first night of the two we did, there's nothing that is as surreal as walking out on a stage to a room that size with just a guitar it's so fucking mad, definitely not a normal feeling but it's amazing, I don’t imagine it's something people ever get used to, even people like Sam Smith who do it every night, it's crazy!
Q2. You’re touring with Niall Horan and Julia Michaels at the moment around the UK, what has that been like?
Yeah I got to play a couple of shows with them in Glasgow when they were up it was class. For whatever reason Niall has been an absolute hero when it comes to sharing my music about and getting it out there, can't say enough nice things about him man guy's been class. It's probably the most infromal way I've ever been asked to play a show as well he just messaged me on instagram asking if I wanted to come on and play for a few shows and it was as simple as that, if only it was that easy all the time! But yeah the shows were absolutely class and to get to play them in Glasgow where I'm from was a bonus. Also, getting to watch Niall and Julia Michaels play for free two nights in a row was ideal, love a bargain.
Q3. Your latest single is a collaboration with Jessie Reyez – “Rush” – what was it like working with her?
Fucking class, I am such a huge fan of everything Jessie has put out and when I got told she was up for jumping on the song I was buzzing. She's honestly for my money one of the most exciting new artists about at the minute and I can't wait to see what she's got coming up over the next few months. Just getting to be in the room while she was cutting the vocal was amazing man, her voice is insane, there's a note she hits in the last chorus of the song that blew my mind when she sang it in the studio, ridiculously good!
Q4. You’re here at Abbey Road Studios, the home of some of the most iconic songs of all time – what is the most significant song which changed your world for you?
I think it might have been 'We Are The Champions' by Queen. When I was wee my family would always got on holiday to these caravan parks in France and we always used to drive there from Glasgow. So my parents would have music on during these mad drives and it would be either Queen, Fleetwood Mac, Genesis or Elvis that would be on and Queen – We Are The Champions specifically - I remember being the first tune I was like what the fuck is this man it's amazing, I actually have a photo of me when I'm like 4 or 5 on stage for the first time ever at this karaoke thing at on of the caravan parks where I sang 'We Are The Champions'. So I think that was the first tune that really sparked an interest in music for me.
Q5. What else can we expect from you this year?
I'm going everywhere. Honestly, the calendar at the minute is absolutely rammed with gigs, festivals etc. So yeah in terms of touring I'll be doing this run in Europe supporting Sam, then off to the US for my first headline run there and some festivals. Festivals in the UK, Europe, Australlia etc. Throughout the summer and then I'll finish the year of with my biggest UK & Europe healdine tour which is on sale now. There's also going to be so much new music out so I'm buzzing to let people hear that, I defintiely want to get as much muisc as possible out there this year, annoys me that there is so little for people to hear.
Q6. If you could work with any musician, from now or in the past, who would it be?
That walmart yodelling boy.