Pop princess Charlie XCX has revealed that she is about to drop a documentary called 6ft Apart that will give fans a BTS look at the making of her quarantine album how i’m feeling now.
Speaking to Variety about her reasons for creating a documentary following the creation of her most recent record which was released in May, the British singer revealed that filming the entire process came quite organically.
“It felt only natural to document myself making this album,” Charli XCX said. “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 added, “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???”
According to NME, the singer-songwriter created the album from scratch in 40-days during lockdown, with help from fellow producers A.G. Cook and 100 Gecs’ Dylan Brady.
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.”
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, and is currently in post-production.
No word just yet on when the film is set to be released, but either way, we’re excited!