Lewis Capaldi talked about his new relationship and his experience of panic attacks when he spoke to Scott Mills on BBC Radio 2 on Friday.
The 26-year-old singer recently released his Netflix documentary How I’m Feeling Now, in which after the success of his first album, Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent, he traveled back to his childhood home in Scotland and began writing his second. .
It also explored the singer’s journey with Tourette’s syndrome, after doctors picked up on his uncontrollable shoulder twitching.
And speaking with DJ Scott Mills on Friday, Lewis further discussed his mental health and his new relationship — as well as his new single Wish You The Best.
Lewis said, “I have a girlfriend and she’s doing really well, I’m happy chappy, she’s a lovely lady, I feel good about everything.”
Opening: Lewis Capaldi discussed panic attacks and his tourette experience with Scott Mills on Radio 2 – and also talked about his new relationship
Similar background: Lewis’ girlfriend Ellie MacDowell is an actress who, like Lewis, is from Scotland
The hitmaker was first spotted with his new girlfriend, Scottish actress Ellie MacDowell, 23, in November when the pair were pictured on a night out and then having a romantic dinner in the wee hours of the morning.
They were then reportedly seen at BRIT’s after party in February, where they struggled to keep their hands off each other.
It seems that his new song Wish You The Best – which came out at midnight on Thursday – is not a commentary on his current happy love life.
Discussing his new song, Lewis said, “It’s about someone moving on and that feeling that you know is best for that person but you want to say to them and all you say is ‘good luck I am really happy for you.”‘
He continued, mocking his own tendency to write songs about sad situations: “But basically you’re dying inside and wanting to tell them all the things you miss about them and why they should stay with you, so just a really happy song for the summer.’
Scott and Lewis went on to discuss the impact of anxiety on their lives, as Scott admitted it meant he “struggled finishing his GCSEs” as a teenager, with Lewis suffering with them last weekend.
Lewis said, “I will never feel normal again. I will never get rid of it, I had several panic attacks on Saturday night.
“I went for a few beers on Friday, I always feel anxious after drinking, but I had really hammered it after not drinking for a long time and my mom had to come down and calm me down, get into bed with me lying down and I had panic attack after panic attack and I didn’t feel well for the whole week after that.’
Success: The singer, 26, has gone from strength to strength since the release of his smash hit, Somebody You Loved (pictured in December)
But the hitmaker added that he’s had a better week as he deals with the ups and downs of his mental health.
He added: “I’m having a good day today, I haven’t been shaking that much, I still do, I’m still tapping quite a lot, but it’s one of these things.
“What’s crazy is there’s no real treatment for Tourette’s, so I’m in a position where I can cancel a whole day’s work if I’m too stressed or my anxiety is too bad.
“It must be so much worse for other people, they don’t have the luxury I have.”
In the documentary, Lewis’s parents Mark and Carol showed where their son inherited his iconic sense of humor.
The Somebody You Loved crooner revealed that they tried to get involved in his songwriting process and had become like ‘Simon Cowell’.
He said, ‘My mother and father have suddenly become Musos, my mother is a nurse and my father is a fishmonger and now they are suddenly Simon Cowell.
“It’s mental—I’m not telling my dad which halibut to sell!”
But despite his sudden fame, the singer still has a close relationship with his parents and reveals that his mother still does his laundry.
He added, “Nowadays my mom does my laundry because I shrunk a lot of my clothes!”
Earlier on Thursday, the singer posted a snippet of his new song Wish You The Best on Twitter, along with the heartbreaking lyrics.
He sang, “Oh my love, I want to say I miss the green in your eyes. And when I said we could be friends, I lied.
New Release: How I’m Feel Now began streaming on April 5
“I want to say I wish you never left. Oh but instead I wish you only the best.’
Writing on Twitter, he announced the release of the song saying “wish you well” yours tonight at 11:59pm x’
Lewis previously dated Love Island winner Paige Turley from 2014 to 2016, after they met at university in Motherwell.
She is said to have inspired his hit album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent and his hit song, Someone You Loved.
Lewis previously said of the inspiration for the record: ‘I met a lady. She was very nice. I loved her. I loved her look and I loved the way she spoke.
The singer rose to fame in 2019 after his hit single Somebody You Loved topped the UK Singles Chart for six weeks – and recently became the UK’s most-streamed song of all time.
He then allegedly dated student Catherine Halliday for seven months before splitting in September 2020.
Lewis revealed he was on dating app Hinge after being kicked off Tinder and Bumble because people thought he was pretending to be Lewis Capaldi.
He has now reached four number ones and his debut album, Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.
His second album Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent will be released in May before performing at Glastonbury Festival in the summer.