Charli XCX is set to release a new documentary about the writing and recording of her latest album, how i’m feeling now, in coronavirus quarantine.
Titled 6ft Apart, the film was shot simultaneously with the production of the record, which itself took place under a lot of scrutiny, as Charli XCX shared much of the process with fans throughout lockdown, inviting them to participate in music videos and remix tracks. First announced April 6, how i’m feeling now was released just over a month later, May 15.
“It felt only natural to document myself making this album,” the singer tellsVariety. “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.”
“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???”
6ft Apart is also the feature-length directorial debut of the music video makers Bradley & Pablo, who have previously worked on Charli and Troye Sivan’s video for “2099”, as well as Rosalía’s “Aute Cuture”.
The release date for the documentary is yet to be announced.