Netflix and Lewis Capaldi today announce a special, raw and honest feature-length music documentary Lewis Capaldi: How I feel right nowin association with Netflix, BMG and Pulse Films, executive produced by Independent Entertainment, BMG and Quickfire Films, will be released worldwide on Netflix on April 5.
The documentary arrives early his highly anticipated second album Broken by the desire to be heaven-sent – out May 19 on EMI Records.
Directed by BAFTA winner Joe Pearlman (Harry Potter 20th anniversary, after the screaming stops) this all-access movie sees Lewis Capaldi at a pivotal point in his career. At the heart of this film is the story of a young artist who returns to his roots after achieving incredible global success, trying to reconnect with his old life and the family and friends he left behind.
Four years in the making and after 5 back-to-back sold-out worldwide headline tours, screaming fans and historic chart successes, the singer-songwriter finds himself somewhat giddy enough back at his parents’ home in Scotland to embark on his highly anticipated second album.
How I feel now captures Capaldi’s most significant year as he struggles to balance the familiarity of home, normalcy and everything he’s ever known with life as one of the biggest stars in the world, collecting an intimate portrait of his unique character, hopes and fears in his own words. Digging under the popular clichés surrounding the unlikeliest of pop stars reveals a deeply thoughtful and self-reflective young man at a unique crossroads in his life as he bears the weight of trying to eclipse the success of his record-breaking debut album.
Lewis Capaldi said: “I’m pretty scared that people will see this documentary if I’m being honest, but I’m also very proud of it. I hope you enjoy it.”
Sam Bridger, Head of Music Film at Pulse Films said: “How I feel now started out as a movie about the process of making the “difficult second album,” but ended up being an astonishingly unguarded portrait of the pressure of fame on young shoulders, exploring one of the great conversations of our time: mental health. Such unfiltered access to one of the world’s biggest stars is a testament to the bravery of Lewis and his team who invited us into their world, and the incredible confidence and storytelling instincts of director Joe Pearlman, producer Alice Rhodes and the production team. ‘
Stuart Souter, BMG Vice President Films said: “This is much more than just a musical film. With the support of his family, Lewis has opened up in a unique way. Like his music, we are convinced that it will appeal to people all over the world.”
Lewis Capaldi: How I feel right now is a production of BMG, in collaboration with Quickfire Films and Pulse Films. The film was marketed by Independent Entertainment.
Lewis Capaldi’s return has been phenomenal, rocketing straight to the top of the UK Singles Chart last September with comeback track ‘Forget Me’, which went platinum and crushed over 200 million streams worldwide. That quickly became a fourth UK No. 1 with his stunning second single “Pointless”, an honor equal to that of Whitney Houston, Cher, Jay-ZOne Direction, Pharrell, Justin Timberlake and Usher.
For his highly anticipated second album, the idea was simple yet powerful: go in and do the exact same thing. No bells, whistles or star singers, and no ruinously expensive stays in distant studios. As if on his debut, Broken by the desire to be heaven-sent is straight, complete honesty.
Over 10 million copies sold worldwide, debut album Divinely uninspired to a hellish degree powered Capaldi from bedroom musician to superstar. Few have seen a comparable debut album, which became the best-selling UK album of 2019 and 2020, with two UK No. 1 singles, a pair of BRITs and a Grammy nomination, and one of those No. 1 albums became a big hit on both sides. hit of the world in “Someone You Loved”, which recently became the most-streamed song of all time in the UK.
Having recently sold out his 2023 UK arena tour in seconds, he will be the headliner Reading & Leeds Festival in August, perform at Glastonbury Festival and play their biggest summer headline shows to date to over 30,000 fans per night in Manchester, Edinburgh and Belfast. Lewis is currently working his way through a sold-out European arena tour before embarking on his biggest sold-out headline tour across North America this spring.
Pre-order Broken by the desire to be heaven-sent.