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Charli XCX announces lockdown album documentary

By | Published on Friday 17 July 2020

Charli XCX

Charli XCX has announced a documentary film following the creation of her lockdown album ‘How I’m Feeling Now’, titled ‘6ft Apart’.

The album, announced in April, was created and released in five weeks, at a point when it felt like that might be about as long as we’d all have to stay isolated. As she worked remotely with collaborators, she shared the process with fans and got feedback on tracks as she wrote them.

“It felt only natural to document myself making this album”, she says of the film. “I 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”.

She adds: “Why not add to the pressure of making an extremely personal album within a five week timeline by putting a load of cameras in my face and zooming in on my personality and insecurities too? You know?”

The film – produced by Charli XCX with Snoot Entertainment and Dangerous Baby Productions, and directed by music video directors Bradley&Pablo – is currently in post-production and does not yet have a release date. Why put the pressure of a release date on yourself unnecessarily on top of everything else?