Lewis Capaldi can’t find a girlfriend despite his huge success – and is still waiting to get rich from his pop career.
The British singer-songwriter has bagged his first number one single and album in his homeland this year (2019) and has also had a hit in the U.S., with his breakthrough track Someone You Loved.
However, the 22-year-old tells U.K. newspaper The Sun that his pop fame is yet to boost his bank account, and that he still is unlucky in love.
“The money will come in at some point but right now I’ve not seen much of it,” he mourns. “And I haven’t felt the touch of a woman in many years. I was in a relationship for nearly two years but I have always been good at over-romanticizing a situation. So if I meet a girl in a pub one night, I’ll be like, ‘Boys, I’ve found the woman for me’.”
However, even though his love life isn’t great, he uses his imagination to turn his romantic misadventures into songwriting gold.
“In reality she doesn’t want anything to do with me and is telling her pals, ‘Oh God, I can’t believe I kissed that guy last night. What a state he was in’,” he adds. “But my imagination will run riot and I’ll be like, ‘That’s given me another song’.”
Someone You Loved is the best selling single of the year so far in the U.K., and reached number 55 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. His debut album Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent also topped the U.K. albums chart and reached number 49 in America.