“Fade” by Lewis Capaldi

Lewis Capaldi’s “Fade” is an unorthodox love tune. On one hand it can be concluded that the singer is in a toxic relationship, one in which his partner, amongst other things, is ‘leading him astray’.

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Lewis Capaldi's Fade at Lyrics.org.

However, at the same time the title of this track is derived from him admonishing her not to “fade away”. In other words, Lewis very much wants her to be a part of his life. In fact at this point he doesn’t even want to imagine what it would be like without her.

So perhaps the best way to describe the premise of this song is as one where the singer is expressing devotion to and dependency on a less-than-perfect partner. He understands that she has issues which are affecting his life also.  And he also seems to acknowledge that said matters can cause their relationship to end on any given day.

But that being said, he has no desire for her presence to “fade away” from his life. Indeed the general idea is that we are all flawed in some manner. So this song is about the unanticipated power of love. This power can make a person suddenly find him or herself uncontrollable head-over-heels for someone else, with their faults and all.

What Lewis Capaldi has said about “Fade”

Speaking to Huffington Post, Capaldi shed light on this tracks lyrics. According to him, the lyrics are about that juncture or time in a romantic relationship where one is totally in love with their partner to the point where they can’t imagine life without them.

Date of Release

“Fade” was released on October 6, 2017. Two years later, it was included on the debut album of Capaldi’s career titled “Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent”. Unlike the below, it wasn’t one of the album’s official singles:

Writing Credits for “Fade”

Capaldi teamed up with producer/songwriter Malay to compose this love tune. Malay also handled the track’s production duties.

Capaldi’s Favorite Track on “Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent”

According to Capaldi, “Fade” happens to be his favorite track on the entire aforementioned album.

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