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Trailer for D’Angelo Documentary ‘Devil’s Pie’ Explores His 2014 Comeback [WATCH]

*R&B icon D’Angelo will give fans a peek into his life in an upcoming documentary called “Devil’s Pie: D’Angelo.”

Directed by Dutch filmmaker and photographer Carine Bijlsma, the film combines rare and never-before-seen footage with interviews from the singer’s family, management and collaborators such as Questlove, who offer insight into D’Angelo’s personal and professional life, Complex reports.

The film, which premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, will touch on D’Angelo’s substance abuse and also explore the fears of the Richmond, VA-native — including what prompted him to take a 14-year hiatus following the release of his “Voodoo” album in 2000.

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D’Angelo performs live for fans at the 2016 Byron Bay Bluesfest on March 24, 2016 in Byron Bay, Australia.
(March 23, 2016 – Source: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images AsiaPac)

“Devil’s Pie” will also dive into D’Angelo’s recording sessions for the “Black Messiah” album, as Bijlsma was invited to follow him on his 2015 Second Coming tour.

As noted by Billboard, “Devil’s Pie” ends on “a vague, but promising, note” about D’Angelo’s return. During a Q&A after the Tribeca screening, Bijlsma said new music from the R&B star is on the way: “He’s actually doing really well, and he’s very excited… He was in the studio these past weeks. He has big plans for the future, so you’ll definitely be seeing more of him,” she said.

No release date for “Devil’s Pie” has been announced yet.

D’Angelo released a new song, “Unshaken,” back in October that was included in the video game Red Dead Redemption 2.

 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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