Tribeca Film Festival has recently announced that a documentary entitled Devil’s Pie: D’Angelo featuring R&B icon D’Angelo, will be released this year. The forthcoming documentary was directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker and photographer Carine Bijlsma, and it gives viewers an exclusive, behind-the-scenes and rare look at D’Angelo‘s life during the preparation for his highly anticipated comeback tour after being away from the public eye, on a hiatus from music for over a decade. The documentary is said to feature an intimate portrayal of the “Brown Sugar” singer.
D’Angelo remains one of the most enigmatic and elusive artists today. He did release a new track at the beginning of this year called “Unshaken.” According to Hypebeast, D’Angelo’s his single was originally created for the video game Red Dead Redemption 2.
Born Michael Eugene Archer, D’ Angelo dropped his solo debut solo album, Brown Sugar in 1995, which garnered him critical acclaim and eventually sold over two million copies. His sophomore project album, Voodoo was released in 2000 and it debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200. One the album’s singles “Untitled (How Does It Feel),” entered the R&B charts and won a Grammy for Best Male R&B Vocal. Voodoo also won a Grammy for Best R&B Album. D’Angelo was hailed as the next Marvin Gaye by GQ in 2014.
After a 14 year wait, D’ Angelo released his 3rd LP Black Messiah. The album received critical acclaim and peaked at number five on the US Billboard 200.
Tribeca Film Festival 2019 is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, April 29 and will conclude on Sunday, May 5, 2019; like usual, the event will take place in New York City. Besides the Devil’s Pie: D’Angelo, Tribeca 2019 will also host screenings of documentaries about Linda Ronstadt, rap and fashion’s relationship, INXS co-founder Michael Hutchence, Sublime, Woodstock and more.