We’ll say it… Lewis Capaldi is a treasure and the world could seriously use a healthy daily dose of his unique charm.
With three nominations (New Artist of the Year, Favorite Song in the Pop/Rock category, and Favorite Artist in the Adult Contemporary category) as well as a debut performance set for the 2020 American Music Awards this Sunday, Capaldi says he's just "fizzing with joy" to be a part of the big night.
"There's a lot of good stuff on," Lewis gushes about the upcoming show. "Look, you've got loads of great people performing. Machine Gun Kelly, all the rest of them, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish... everyone's playing, right? So, I'm thinking, you're gonna need a point in the show where you go, 'I need to pee,' right?"
"I'm here to provide the American public with a chance to go, 'I'm just gonna shoot off and empty myself real quick while this weird, chubby fellow is on the stage.'"
Looking ahead to fresh music in the new year, Capaldi says there's "a lot of mediocrity on the way, you better believe it."
"2020 I thought, new year's resolution I'm gonna try to be a better person... do better things. I've done too much of that now. So, I've decided I'm gonna cut right back on 2021 and I'm going to become a horrible human being. Pretty excited for that, looking forward to squeezing that in."
For Lewis, the past eight months of health restrictions due to the coronavirus has kept him busy writing and recording, while putting in much more work on his next release than he originally thought he would.
"I thought I was just going to laze around and stuff," he admits. "And I did, don't get me wrong, on a personal level. It was quite nice to learn that I'm exactly who I thought I was. I am just as lazy, and just as fat, and just as disgusting as I thought I was of a human being... Doritos for breakfast."
Before he left, Lewis joked that he was considering releasing music in 2020 but decided "people have suffered enough this year... we can wait 'til next year and start fresh. Just when people start to get back to normal and they go, 'Woo hoo! Things are looking up...' I'll come with a new album and just, instant sadness, enjoy."
The 2020 American Music Awards air live this Sunday night at 8PM ET/PT. Catch exclusive world premiere performances, first-time collaborations and “can’t miss moments” hosted by Taraji P. Henson, live from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on ABC.