Lewis Capaldi Takes Us Back To The ’80s With “Forget Me” Music Video
“Forget Me” is a post-breakup song where sad visuals conventionally appear in one’s mind. Maybe two people arguing, someone crying, or flashbacks of the perfect moments in a relationship. Singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi and NME award-winning director Louis Bhose determined a sublime homage to WHAM would suffice. And it did!
The Scottish pop star had the video shot at the Pikes Hotel in Ibiza, where the ’80s iconic duo WHAM! shot the “Club Tropicana” music video. Lewis and Louis ensured each shot corresponded with WHAM!’s video. The music video sad, with shots of the beach, party, pool, and cocktails. Lewis appears to be living his best life while singing about an ex who’s seemingly moved on and forgotten about him. The tables have turned!
“It’s about a break up I went through where after a year, the only real contact I had with my ex was seeing her ‘post-me’ life play out on her Instagram. I was at a point where I was feeling pretty miserable and she seemed like she was moving on and having the best time, thriving, and I hated it. It seemed unfair to me that she appeared happy while I was hurting, and I was fearful she might have forgotten about me completely, so I wrote a song about it.”
Louis deliberately portrays a post-post-breakup Lewis who was alright and not sulking about the ex in lieu of a lugubrious one.
“You hear a sad song and you expect a sad video. There’s catharsis in that. But to go in the other direction completely felt more in line with the Lewis that walked onstage at Glastonbury in full Noel Gallagher getup,” director Louis Bhose said. He also directed the video for Capaldi’s “Grace,” which accumulated more than 42 million views on YouTube. “The performance is classic Capaldi: ‘yeah, no bother, just singing this song with a cocktail in my hand. I’m fine, not thinking about my ex, here at Club Tropicana.’”
Overall, “Forget Me” is a wholehearted song that doesn’t need a video to emphasize its associated emotion. The lyrics paint the entire picture, but the music video shows the aftermath of heartbreak—joy!
Watch the music video below!