Lewis Capaldi spends all his money on food.

The 'Someone You Loved' hitmaker has become a breakout global superstar since he released his hit single earlier this year, but he claims he still lives with his parents in Scotland because he doesn't earn as much as people think - while he splashes what he does have on grub.

He told the Daily Star newspaper's Wired column: ''There's always room to earn more. I still live with my parents so I don't think I am earning that much money!

''And all I spend my money on is food because I can't help stuffing my face. I am splurging on food and it shows, it's showing on my gut, my gut is expanding every day.''

Lewis admitted when he does get to enjoy some of his wealth, he has one purchase in mind.

He added: ''I'd like to buy a nice watch one day but that's if I don't spend all my money on food...

''What do people with money buy? Exotic animals? Mike Tyson had a tiger, Justin Bieber had that monkey, Michael Jackson had a monkey too but none of these guys had big fat snakes.''

Meanwhile, the 22-year-old singer delighted fans last week when he dropped new EP 'Bruises', which he has now said was a treat to his fans as a way of thanking them after the huge success of his debut album 'Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent'.

He explained: ''I just wanted to put out one more bit of music before the end of the year just to thank everybody for the best year of my life.''

Meanwhile, Lewis insisted it's important for him to keep writing otherwise it can ''kind of dry up the muscle'' and revealed he's already coming up with ideas for a second album - but he's not writing songs for commercial gain.

He added: ''I think what's important for me, is just writing tunes that I like. Whether or not they f***ing bomb commercially doesn't matter because I enjoyed writing them.''