Album review: Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent by Lewis Capaldi
Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent
Virgin EMI Records
Out of all the bops this summer, there’s Lewis Capaldi’s debut album filled with his rougher-than-gravel powerhouse vocals and weepy sentimental ballads. Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent is ruminant of the Scottish singer-songwriter’s struggles in his relationships. Although most of the songs’ chord progressions can be a bit monotonous throughout the album, Capaldi’s emotive voice made each song more painful than the next.
If the album will have an exception, it’ll be ‘Someone You Loved’ – the album’s breakout record that explored themes of loss and bereavement. Highlighting his well-intentioned falsetto cracks and hoarse notes, the song skyrocketed as UK Singles Chart’s number one for seven weeks. Overall, should Capaldi work harder on variety – both sound and lyrics – he’s in a sure path for unthinkable heights in his career.
– Riggs Zyrille