2019Released
3:35

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This personal ballad finds Lewis Capaldi singing about the aftermath of someone close to him taking their own life. The singer questions whether he could have done something to prevent it.

When Capaldi was a child, his family were given the shattering news that his mother's sister had killed herself. That tragic event served as inspiration for "Before You Go." The singer explained to Zane Lowe on Beats 1: "When I was five or six, my aunt committed suicide and I just remember recently speaking to my mom about her feelings. About going through that sort of rigmarole in your head of like, you know, "What could I have done here? Could I have done anything?"

Lewis Capaldi wrote the rousing acoustic song with: Phil Plested, formerly of the pop group Chasing Grace. His other credits include Little Mix's 2016 single "<a href="https://www.songfacts.com/facts/little-mix/touch">Touch</a>." The London-based songwriting and record production team TMS. This trio of Tom "Froe" Barnes, Ben Kohn and Peter "Merf" Kelleher were behind the early Little Mix hit singles "<a href="https://www.songfacts.com/facts/little-mix/wings">Wings</a>" and "<a href="https://www.songfacts.com/facts/little-mix/dna">DNA</a>" plus Jess Glynne's UK chart-topper "<a href="https://www.songfacts.com/facts/jess-glynne/dont-be-so-hard-on-yourself">Don't Be So Hard On Yourself</a>."

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Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of Before You Go.
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MajorMode
4/4Time Signature
112BPM

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