The documentary follows the star on her recent tour
Charli XCX is the subject of a new BBC radio documentary to be aired next month (September).
Kate Mossman will go behind the scenes with the singer to explore her songwriting, recording and performing process as well as the highs and lows of fame.
Mossman also follows Charli XCX during preparations for her gig earlier this year at Wembley Stadium supporting Taylor Swift and her headline show at the Village Underground in May.
According to a press release, the documentary “explores Charli XCX’s duality as both a songwriter and a performer with exclusive behind-the-scenes access.”
It continues: “In this programme, we follow Charli into the studio to hear all about her creative process, travel with her to the famous Wembley stadium where she supports Taylor Swift on her Reputation Tour and hear exclusive new music as well as a rare headline show in London.”
“We hear Charli discuss her favourite part of her studio process and what it means to her. She speaks honestly and articulately about how she combats loneliness on the road and what parts of her work are her least favourite.”
Earlier this year, the star told The Observer that parts of her 2014 album ‘Sucker’ “feel fake” to her after having time to reflect on the album. The singer suggested that due to her chart success, she wrote material to conform to a more conventional audience.
She said: “It was definitely a confusing experience, after Fancy, when things didn’t really go my way…I didn’t become, like, this huge big artist or whatever. That was definitely hard at points for sure.”
In June, Charli XCX released a new video for her latest track ‘5 in the Morning’, following on from the release of two mixtapes, ‘Number 1 Angel’ and ‘Pop 2’.
When initially releasing the song, she tweeted that she was ‘going to release a lot music this year. and a lot of videos. “you’re gonna be so fucking sick of me,” she wrote.
The singer also recently appeared on the Rita Ora track ‘Girls’ which was heavily criticized for its “tone-deaf lyrics”. Many felt the song undermined the queer community by suggesting that girls only kiss other girls when drunk.
“I think the conversation and dialogue around this song is really important,” Charli XCX said of the critiques. “I could totally relate to the conversation that was being had. Of course, the intention of the song was never to hurt anybody.”
Reviewing her performance at The Village Underground earlier this year, NME wrote: “Constantly taking bold creative steps, as well as showing herself as a true fan and champion of her musical peers with the spotlight she shines on them through collaborations and bringing them out a shows, XCX is the present, and the future, of pop music.”