“Someone You Loved” is a song recorded by Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi. It was released as a download on 8 November 2018 through Vertigo Records and Universal Music as the third single from his second extended play, Breach (2018), and was later included on his debut album, Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent (2019). The song was written by Capaldi, Samuel Romans, and its producers Thomas Barnes, Peter Kelleher and Benjamin Kohn.
“Someone You Loved” was a commercial success, peaking at number one on the UK Singles Chart. The song became Capaldi’s first number one single and spent seven consecutive weeks atop of the chart. It also peaked at number one on the Irish Singles Chart in March 2019. In the United States, “Someone You Loved” was a sleeper hit, topping the Billboard Hot 100 in its 24th week on the chart. It was nominated for Song of the Year at the 62nd Grammy Awards. It also received an award for Song of the Year at the 2020 BRIT Awards.
In an interview with NME, Capaldi revealed that it took him six months to write the song. He said, “A lot of people say that ‘the best songs fall into your lap’ and that they’re the easiest ones to write and take the shortest amount of time: I wholeheartedly disagree with that. I think my best songs come from me sitting at a piano, bashing my head against a brick wall for hours and hours on end to get one good melody.
Facts about “Someone You Loved”
Writer(s): “Someone You Loved” was written by at least 5 songwriters, including Lewis Capaldi himself. The other co-writers include Tom Barnes, Ben Kohn, Pete Kelleher and RØMANS.
Producer(s): The track was produced by The Music Shed (TMS).
Album/EP: “Someone You Loved” was featured on Capaldi’s 2018 EP titled Breach. It also appears on his debut album Divinely Inspired to a Hellish Extent.
Release Date: The original release date for this track was 8 November 2018.
1st Interesting Stuff: Renowned British actor Peter Capaldi stars in the “Someone You Loved” music video. Interestingly enough, Peter is a distant relative of Lewis’s.
2nd Interesting Stuff: The song peaked at number 1 in Capaldi’s home country of Scotland. It also made it into the top 5 in a number of countries, including the UK and Ireland. Prior to this song, Capaldi had never tasted such massive chart success in the UK.
3rd Interesting Stuff: In late October 2019, “Someone You Love” helped Capaldi make history, as no other Scottish soloist had topped the Billboard Hot 100 since Sheena Easton did so in 1981 with a song called “9 to 5 (Morning Train)”.
Wat een lekker liedje deze hit van Lewis Capaldi. Heerlijk gevoelig gezongen precies wat de inhoud van deze song verlangt. Het laat je het gevoel van teleurstelling en verwerken van verlies van je geliefde voelen.
Now the day bleeds
And you’re not here
To get me through it all
I let my guard down
And then you pulled the rug
I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved
Het gevoel dat jij nog lang niet klaar bent om afscheid te nemen, maar dat die ander dat al lang heeft gedaan en bijna niets is kwetsender dan het beseffen dat dat het geval is. Dat degene waar jij van houdt al afscheid van jou heeft genomen…….