Before You Go (Lewis Capaldi song)

"Before You Go" is a song by Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi, released as a single from the extended edition of his debut studio album Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent on November 19, 2019. The song was made available upon pre-order of the extended edition.[1] The song was sent to US radio stations on 6 January 2020 as his second US single. It reached number one on the Irish Singles Chart in November 2019 and on the UK Singles Chart in January 2020, becoming Capaldi's second chart-topper in the UK and third in Ireland.

"Before You Go"
Lewis Capaldi - Before You Go.png
Single by Lewis Capaldi
from the album Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent (extended edition)
Released19 November 2019 (2019-11-19)
Genre
Length3:36
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)TMS
Lewis Capaldi singles chronology
"Hold Me While You Wait"
(2019)
"Before You Go"
(2019)

Background and compositionEdit

About the song, Capaldi revealed in a social media post that it "is by far the most personal tune" he has ever written and stated that the previous year has been "absolutely wild" for him.[2] According to Idolator, the song "deals with the emotional aftermath of suicide", and was inspired by the suicide of Capaldi's aunt while Capaldi was a child.[3]

Critical receptionEdit

Gary James of Entertainment Focus described the song as an "emotional track".[4] Maxamillion Polo of Ones to Watch thought that the song "is a tried-and-true song of heartbreak, one that is not looking to place blame but solve those questions lacking answers" and questioned if Capaldi's emotional tone was "the result of a greater sense of loss".[5] Clash Music's Robin Murray called the track "trademark Capaldi", further describing it as "a rousing piece of acoustic songwriting with a driving vocal".[6]

Track listingEdit

Stream[7]
No.TitleLength
1."Before You Go"3:36
2."Bruises"3:38

PersonnelEdit

Credits adapted from Tidal.[8]

  • Lewis Capaldi – songwriting, vocals
  • Ben Kohn – songwriting, production, bass guitar
  • Pete Kelleher – songwriting, production, keyboards
  • Tom Bames – songwriting, production, drums
  • Phil Plested – songwriting, background vocals
  • Vern Asbury – guitar
  • Rory Dewar - Art Design
  • Robert Vosgien – master engineering
  • Mark "Spike" Stent – mixing
  • Chris Bishop – vocal engineering

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[50] 3× Platinum 210,000 
Belgium (BEA)[51] Platinum 40,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[52] 2× Platinum 160,000 
France (SNEP)[53] Gold 100,000 
Germany (BVMI)[54] Gold 200,000 
Italy (FIMI)[55] Platinum 70,000 
New Zealand (RMNZ)[56] 2× Platinum 60,000*
Portugal (AFP)[57] Gold 5,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[58] Platinum 40,000 
United Kingdom (BPI)[59] 2× Platinum 1,200,000 
United States (RIAA)[60] Platinum 1,000,000 

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
 sales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release historyEdit

Country Date Format Label Ref.
Various 19 November 2019 [1]
United Kingdom 22 November 2019 Contemporary hit radio [61]
7 December 2019 Adult contemporary radio [62]
Italy 13 December 2019 Contemporary hit radio Universal [63]
United States 6 January 2020 Adult contemporary radio Capitol [64]
7 January 2020 Contemporary hit radio [65]

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