Today we debut our newest monthly post, where o S A P O M u d o | f r o m t h e F R O G selects the best song of the month (remember her from her take on Mirror People?). The selected song is entitled to a special drawing. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Lewis Capaldi released his debut song Bruises after a long set of years playing live shows. But now it seems that the waiting was more than worthy.
We said when we made it meeting of the day on the beginning of the month: “Bruises seems to come from down deep inside, and brings a crazy amount of feelings to the tone. Since the very start, Lewis voice is the leader and the dreamer of the whole melody. The main actor in a beautifully sung story about being nostalgic”
We compared him to Hozier, Paolo Nutini and James Bay. And evidenced Lewis uniqueness and rasp-tender-edgy voice: “in the verge of an emotional breakdown, without ever sounding forced or lacking musicality. But the fact is that Bruises surpassed all our initial expectations. Lewis himself was moved with the reaction the song had among the fans and shared an even more overwelming acoustic version of it:
In the opinion of o S A P O m u d o | f r o m t h e F R O G, it’s all about intensity. The way Lewis makes use of pauses turn the song into something extraordinary. The water in the drawing represents a certain darkness about Bruises, where the mythical creatures somehow represent the song’s ability to take the mind to a magical place.
When we’ve said we were going to play this song many times throughout the year we meant it. But we weren’t quite expecting for it to grow on us like it did. We are not afraid to say that Lewis Capaldi has just turned into our favourite act of 2017.