Lewis Capaldi surprises fans by playing new song at The O2 - and reveals when it'll be released

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Lewis Capaldi has debuted a new song during his second concert at The O2 in London.

The 25-year-old played Forget Me after telling his fans: "I said at the start of the show it's been a while since I released new music, a very long time, three years in fact, but thankfully on 9 September that changes.

"Next week I release my first single from this next album. It's called Forget Me, so that's good news. As well as that, I am going to play that song for everybody here tonight.

"I am showing 20,000 people my song for the first time. I'm very nervous. No one has heard any of this music apart from you all here tonight."

It comes three years after the release of Capaldi's debut album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, which spent 10 weeks at the top of the UK charts.

Last year the Scottish artist postponed all of his live shows to focus on recording a follow-up.

He started his O2 concert with Grace And Forever, joking with the crowd afterwards, saying: "This woman keeps waving her crutch at the air, you're going to have your benefits revoked.

"There's going to be some government in here. I'm just looking out for you."

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During the track Bruises, Capaldi was seen playing a piano from a floating stage and he said: "I never thought I was afraid of heights, it's intense isn't it? The whole thing is a f****** facade, I'm not even playing the piano.

"It's showbiz, we are all liars."

He also performed Don't Get Me Wrong, One, Hollywood, Hold Me While You Wait, Maybe and Fade - sparking a mass singalong from the 20,000 fans, before he closed with Someone You Loved.

He said: "Thank you so much, I'm at The O2.

"It does really mean the world to me, as I said to the crowd last night, these two nights have genuinely been two of the happiest days of my life. Thank you."