Glasgows Duke of Wellington statue given Lewis Capaldi makeover – The National

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Lewis Capaldi – Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent review

One individual scaled the citys Duke of Wellington statue – which is almost permanently topped with at least one traffic cone – to decorate it with a cut-out of the chart-topping singers face.

Images of the new-look duke made their way to Lewis Capaldi himself, who shared them with his army of Twitter followers on Thursday.

A delighted Capaldi, whose single Someone You Loved recently occupied the UK number for seven straight weeks, expressed his gratitude for the effort.

A cheeky prankster looks to have slapped the Bathgate singer’s face onto our beloved Duke of Wellington statue.

He tweeted: Someones put ma face on the Duke of Wellington statue. Glasgow a f*****g love ya.

Im still at home with my folks. Its alright: I go home, she washes my pants, everythings good, grins the 22-year-old – she being Scottish vernacular for my mum, its usage somewhat more acceptable in me and Capaldis shared homeland than it might appear in print.

Responding to the tweet, one fan wrote the singer was now the king a Glasgow, while another asked if it was an unusual style of album promotion.

Still, Mr and Mrs Capaldi, a fishmonger and nurse respectively, might be losing patience with the younger of their two sons, even if he has just sold out the UK arena, thats taking place next year, in ten minutes.

The statue-scaling fans bold homage, which is accompanied by two traffic cones, appears just hours before Capaldis debut album hits shelves at midnight tonight.

Entitled Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, the hotly-anticipated album is already the most pre-added on Apple Music in the UK of all-time with more than 113,000 pre-adds as of Wednesday.

The 22-year-old, who hails from Bathgate, West Lothian, has a big following in Scotlands biggest city – evidenced by how quickly he managed to sell out two nights at the SSE Hydro after tickets went on sale last month.

In a lot of ways – except the obvious one – Lewis Capaldi is the perfect pop star for 2019. The 22-year-old from Bathgate, near Glasgow, is a social media don. Hes frequently hilarious on Twitter and is fully immersed in online culture, as evidenced when he photobombed a red carpet interview at the Brit Awards and became immortalised in GIF form. With his messy hair and goofy demeanour, Capaldi seemed out of kilter with the shindig and its coiffed attendees. Thats as much of a performance as anything else, of course, but has made him #relatable.

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