Remember R.E.M’s 1992 hit “Everybody Hurts,” which sounded like a breaking heart, if a breaking heart could write a song?

Same for Lewis Capaldi’s moving ballad, “Someone You Loved,” which was an international hit last year– #1 in England for seven weeks and it also went to the top in Ireland and Scotland.

The song’s story line is sad:  the wife dies, and her heart is donated to a young mother, saving her life.

Now the day bleeds into nightfall
And you’re not here to get me through it all
I let my guard down and then you pulled the rug
I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved

“Someone You Loved” is just now breaking in the U.S., and its connected with listeners in big way. Currently, it’s #16 and climbing on the Adult Top 40 chart.

22-y/o Scottish singer/songwriter Lewis Capaldi learned to play drums and guitar when he was two, and was singing in pubs by the time he was nine.  His first album, “Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent,” dropped  less than a month ago.

The song’s (emotional) video was made in partnership with “Live Life Give Life,” an organization that raises awareness of organ donation.