A new documentary chronicling the affable Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi’s new album is in the works, Billboard reports.
The film is being helmed by BAFTA-winning director Joe Pearlman and the creative team behind 2020’s Beastie Boys Story and Beyoncé’s 2016 visual album Lemonade, Pulse Films.
Shot over the course of five years, the documentary will follow Capaldi’s career trajectory, from his seemingly overnight success to a sold-out world tour and recording his forthcoming sophomore album at his family home in Scotland.
Independent Entertainment will present the not-yet-titled film at Cannes Virtual Film Market from June 21-25.
“If the immense pressure of writing and recording a second album that has to live up to the expectations of so many people I’ve never met while also attempting to eclipse the commercial success of my previous album wasn’t enough, I decided to film the process in its entirety for your viewing pleasure,” Capaldi shared 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 of my dreams as years of my life’s work is received like a pile of flaming shite. Either way, it’s going to be lots of fun and will be lovely to have people along for the ride.”
The multiplatinum Glasgow artist was something of a sleeper hit stateside. He released his debut album, Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent, in 2019, which included the soaring ballad “Someone You Loved,” scoring his first No.1 single on the Billboard Hot 100. Then the song took on a life of its own, occupying the No.1 spot on Billboard’s mainstream top 40-based Pop Songs chart for a whopping 37 weeks, the longest span since the chart’s inception in 1992.
“At Pulse Films we have always worked collaboratively and openly with artists to create films that reveal the emotion and psychology that underpins great artists,” said Sam Bridger, head of music film at Pulse Films.
“Lewis Capaldi is a singular pop star and character. A raw, emotionally honest, and unapologetically real artist in an over-mediated and PR-trained industry, Lewis is a breath of fresh air. We are hugely excited about the opportunity to be creating a film that takes audiences deep into his personal world at this pivotal moment in his life.”
Buy or stream Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent.