04.20.23 – Photos & review by Jessica Fredette
As a fan of 26 year old Scottish singer-songwriter, Lewis Capaldi I was quite excited when he announced that he would be playing a show at The Armory, knowing full well that he could have easily played, and even sold out, a much larger venue like Xcel Energy Center. I bought my ticket as soon as tickets went on sale and therefore planned to attend whether I was approved for a photo pass or not. Luckily, and obviously, I did get the approval, and honor, to take photos of the wonderfully talented and entertaining human that is Mr. Lewis Marc Capaldi.
Although surprised, and honestly a bit disappointed, that he performed for only an hour, I was thoroughly impressed with his live vocals living up to those of his recorded. He performed fan favorites, and global smash hits, “Before You Go”, “Bruises”, “Someone You Loved”, and “Hold Me While You Wait” as well as his newly released, and current fifth U.K. number one song, “Wish You The Best” all while the sold out crowd very loudly, and emotionally, sang along to each and every word of each and every song. The tag-teaming with the audience appeared to allow a much needed relief and break for him as he had explained at the top of the show that he was suffering with a sore throat and was feeling “a wee hoarse.” Also due to him feeling under the weather, and quite obviously dealing with a bad case of his anxiety induced Tourette’s, we didn’t get to experience as much of his usual hilarious jokes and/or antics. Despite the fact that he wasn’t feeling 100%, however, he still managed to deliver an amazing and unforgettable performance.
Lewis also just released a documentary titled “How I’m Feeling Now” that you can watch on Netflix. His second album, and first since 2019, titled “Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent” will be out everywhere on May 19, 2023.