The story of R&B icon D'Angelo has long been shrouded in mystery. However, the talented singer pulls back the veil to give fans a peek into his life and trials in an upcoming documentary called Devil’s Pie: D’Angelo.
For the film, which was first announced back in March, Dutch director Carine Bijlsma combined never-before-seen footage with interviews from the singer's management and collaborators such as Questlove to shed light on D'Angelo's personal and professional life. Also, the Richmond, VA-native will step outside of his reclusive nature to help chronologize his existence. The film, which premiered at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, will dive into the singer's fears and what prompted D'Angelo to take a retreat into a 14-year hiatus following the release his critically acclaimed album Voodoo in 2000. Devil’s Pie will also touch on D'Angelo's substance abuse and how he navigated the trials of life en route to his return.
In addition to decoding the mythology behind his absence, Devil’s Pie will also dive into D'Angelo's creative process. It is said that Bijlsma was welcomed into some of the recording sessions that became his triumphant Black Messiah album while following D'Angelo as he embarked on his 2015 Second Coming tour.