Lewis Capaldi opens up about 'low points' ahead of Netflix documentary

The Scots singer revealed his mental health struggles amid global success over the past five years.

Lewis Capaldi has opened up about the “extremely low points” he has faced ahead of the release of the trailer for his “raw and honest” Netflix documentary.

A documentary about the West Lothian superstar during a “pivotal moment in his career” was announced last week, alongside a short teaser trailer ahead of its April release.

Directed by BAFTA award-winner Joe Pearlman, Lewis Capaldi: How I’m Feeling, will document the singer over several years as he reconnects with family and friends after achieving global success.

Ahead of Thursday’s official trailer release at 3pm, the 26-year-old issued a lengthy statement detailing the “toll its taken mentally” despite it being the “best time of his life”.

The statement read: “As nervous as I am, I’m really looking forward to sharing it with the world.

“The film is called ‘How I’m Feeling Now’ and it’s named after a song I wrote, which will be released at midnight on March 17.

“It’s the last song I wrote for my upcoming album and is a tune that’s all about something I’ve never really written about in my music before which is my mental health.

“Obviously, I completely recognise how lucky I am to have the life I do and I know there are people in much worse positions than I am out there but as much as the last five years have been the best of my life, I would be lying if I said it all hasn’t taken its toll mentally and honestly, there have been some extremely low points and that’s what this song is about.

“I know the last few years have been and continue to be difficult for everyone so hopefully, you relate to the tune in some way and it might be nice to hear there’s someone else in a similar boat as you, I know it would for me.”

The film has been co-financed by Quickfire Films and BMG, Capaldi’s long time global music publisher, and produced by Pulse Films.

Independent Entertainment are handling global sales and also serve as executive producers, alongside BMG.

Lewis Capaldi: How I’m Feeling Now will be available to watch on Netflix globally on April 5, 2023.

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