Lewis Capaldi brought Heavenly and humor to NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert as the Scottish singer-songwriter showcased tracks from his upcoming new LP Broken by Desire to Be Heavenly Sent.
Capaldi — accompanied by a crammed full band plus horn section at the Tiny Desk — joked before his set, “I just wanted to take a moment before we start to say — lower your expectations.” He opened his four-song set with “Before You Go,” a bonus track from his acclaimed 2019 LP Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent.
“Thank f*ck for that, that went okay! That went well,” Capaldi quipped after the song. “I thought the desk was gonna be bigger.”
He next played his latest single, “Wish You the Best,” and, after some more of his self-detracting banter — “What does NPR stand for?” he wondered aloud — he performed “Heavenly Kind of State of Mind.”
Capaldi then closed his four-song set out with his 2019 hit ballad “Someone You Loved.”