When Lewis Capaldi's debut single Bruises exploded at the start of 2017 it seemed from an outside perspective to have all the hallmarks of an overnight sensation. How could this 20-year-old with a soul-wrenching voice that sounded like it had been hewn from granite seemingly emerge from nowhere with a song of such emotional depth? Capaldi is that rare thing: a writer who can take his own experiences and pain and craft them into deeply affecting, heart-bruised truths that resonate with anyone who hears them. Much as he might currently find his rise to fame strange, Capaldi's success is only going to grow from here - as can be witnessed by his recent shortlisting for the 2019 BBC Critics' Choice Award.