Using a DIY spirit, selfies of live Instagram posts, and a punk-like aesthetic, international pop star Charli XCX turns to her loyal fans, known as Charli’s Angels, to record a semi-collaborative album with them in 40 days during the UK’s first COVID-19 lockdown. For a self-confessed workaholic whose identity and wellbeing is grounded in her artwork, the stillness of the lockdown period poses a large existential question: who am I when I’m not working? As well as showing the artist’s own working processes, Alone Together takes a deep dive into the personal stories of Charli XCX’s decidedly global, predominantly LGBTQI+ fanbase, many of whom are navigating precarious situations, including unemployment, isolation and anxiety. This film shows the power music has to connect people and how transparency in the creative process can offer a cathartic form of escapism for many, especially during times of global crisis.
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