Before You Go (Lewis Capaldi song)

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"Before You Go"
Single by Lewis Capaldi
from the album Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent (Extended Edition)
Released19 November 2019 (2019-11-19)
Format
Length3:36
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)TMS
Lewis Capaldi singles chronology
"Hold Me While You Wait"
(2018)
"Before You Go"
(2019)

"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 19 November 2019. The song was made available upon pre-order of the extended edition.[1] The song reached number one on the Irish Singles Chart.

Background and composition[edit]

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".[3]

Critical reception[edit]

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 listing[edit]

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

Personnel[edit]

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
  • Robert Vosgien – master engineering
  • Mark "Spike" Stent – mixing
  • Chris Bishop – vocal engineering

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019–2020) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[9] 12
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[10] 49
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[11] 10
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[12] 44
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[13] 36
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[14] 46
Denmark (Tracklisten)[15] 40
France (SNEP)[16] 138
Germany (Official German Charts)[17] 56
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[18] 40
Ireland (IRMA)[19] 1
Italy (FIMI)[20] 38
Lithuania (AGATA)[21] 29
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[22] 9
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[23] 12
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[24] 12
Norway (VG-lista)[25] 9
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100)[26] 59
Portugal (AFP)[27] 90
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[28] 1
Singapore (RIAS)[29] 15
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[30] 94
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[31] 49
Slovenia (SloTop50)[32] 30
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[33] 23
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[34] 14
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[35] 2
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[36] 5
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[37] 31
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[38] 40
US Rolling Stone Top 100[39] 95

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label Ref.
Various 19 November 2019 [1]
United Kingdom 22 November 2019 Contemporary hit radio [40]
7 December 2019 Adult contemporary radio [41]
Italy 13 December 2019 Contemporary hit radio Universal [42]
United States 6 January 2020 Adult contemporary radio Capitol [43]
7 January 2020 Contemporary hit radio [44]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ James, Gary (19 November 2019). "Lewis Capaldi releases most personal song yet with Before You Go". Entertainment Focus. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  5. ^ Polo, Maxamillion (19 November 2019). "Lewis Capaldi Reflects in "Before You Go," His Most Personal Tune to Date". Ones to Watch. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
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  28. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  29. ^ "RIAS International Top Charts Week 2". Recording Industry Association (Singapore). Archived from the original on 17 January 2020.
  30. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201952,01 into search. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  31. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Select SINGLES DIGITAL - TOP 100 and insert 201948 into search. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
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