Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi will document his rise to stardom and the pressure to make his second album in a new feature documentary, Billboard has learned.
BAFTA-winning director Joe Pearlman leads the project, while Pulse Films, the creative force behind the 2020s Beastie Boys Story and Beyoncé’s 2016 visual album Lemonade, will produce. Independent Entertainment will present the untitled film at the Cannes Virtual Film Market from June 21 to 25.
Shot over a five-year span, the documentary follows Capaldi’s journey from a sold-out world tour to his parents’ home in Scotland to work on his second album.
“If the immense pressure to write and record a second album that must live up to the expectations of so many people I have never met while trying to outshine the commercial success of my previous album was not enough no, I decided to film the entire process for your viewing pleasure, ”wrote Capaldi in an official statement. “I’m very excited to potentially capture the making of the best album of all time, or more likely to permanently document the scorching hot of my dreams as years of my life’s work are received like a flaming pile of shit.” Either way, it will be a lot of fun and it will be nice to have people with us. “
The Glasgow, Scotland-born multi-platinum artist released his debut album, Divinely uninspired to hellish extent, in 2019, who released his No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 single “Someone You Loved”. “Before You Go”, which appeared on the extended version of his first project, has surpassed BillboardThe top 40 mainstream pop song chart and the all-format radio song chart last September, completing the longest journey (37 weeks) to No.1 in pop songs since the charts were created in 1992.
“At Pulse Films, we’ve always worked collaboratively and openly with artists to create films that reveal the emotion and psychology behind great artists,” said Sam Bridger, Musical Films Manager at Pulse Films. “Lewis Capaldi is a pop star and a unique character. A raw, emotionally honest, and unabashed real artist in an over-mediated, PR-trained industry, Lewis is a breath of fresh air. We are extremely excited to create a film that immerses audiences in their personal world at this pivotal moment in their life. “
Here is the credits of the documentary, as it was sent to Billboard: “BMG presents, in association with Quickfire Films, a Pulse Films production, produced by Sam Bridger and Alice Rhodes. Produced by Ryan Walter of Interlude Artists, Thomas Benski of Pulse Films, Marisa Clifford and Tim O’Shea, James Atherton and Jan Pace of Quickfire Films, Cora Palfrey and Sarah Lebutsch of Independent Entertainment, and Jaime Neely, Stuart Souter and Alistair BMG Norbury.