Pop phenom Charli XCX has announced a new documentary called 6ft Apart. The documentary will give fans a peek at the making of her latest critically acclaimed album How I’m Feeling Now, released earlier this year. According to NME, the singer-songwriter created the album from scratch on a strict 40-day period during the coronavirus pandemic, with help from fellow producers A.G. Cook and 100 Gecs‘ Dylan Brady. The film is produced by Charli and marks the feature-length directorial debut from music video directors Bradley&Pablo, who has worked on videos for Harry Styles, Lil Nas X and Rosalia.
In a press release, the documentary has been described as “…a cathartic lifeline for both Charli and the ‘Angels’ [her fanbase], and a welcome distraction for the wider music world. We witness both the artistic brilliance and mental sacrifice of Charli’s constant pursuit for innovation as she pushes herself to her limit while battling with her relentless obsession with work.” Charli then stated “It felt only natural to document myself making this album. don’t think I’ve ever made music in such a unique situation: being so logistically far apart from my collaborators, but going through exactly the same thing, writing songs about my relationship with my boyfriend sitting in the next room, and being so connected to my fans in such an intense and creative way, it felt quite overwhelming and heartwarming all at the same time. So I wanted to film it all.”
How I’m Feeling Now has spawned three singles including “Forever“, “Claws” and “i finally understand.”It serves as the follow up to her critically acclaimed album, Charli, released last year that includes features from HAIM, Lizzo, Clairo and Yaeji. Mxdwn described the album as an “album filled with infectious beats, typical tongue-in-cheek pop lyrics and musical diversity.”
Charli was also recently announced to play Barcelona’s Primavera Sound festival alongside Pavement, The Strokes, Bad Bunny, Tyler, the Creator, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Iggy Pop, The National and Beck. Earlier this year, she performed a virtual set for the 100 gecs curated Square Garden festival, which included sets from Cashmere Cat, Pussy Riot and Kero Kero Bonito.
Her other project, alternative pop band Nasty Cherry, shared their documentary I’m With the Band: Nasty Cherry, released late last year on Netflix. The documentary shows the band’s origin and their journey through the music industry.
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