After musical biopics like Bohemian Rhapsody Where Rocketman, it’s the turn of the documentaries to make us discover the daily life of our favorite singers – between stage life and adversity.
Taylor Swift, BTS, The Beatles… Many singers offer an intimate look at their career through the genre of musical documentaries. The opportunity for fans (or simply the curious) to dive behind the scenes of concerts and studio sessions of artists who continue to mark the music industry. To find your way around, Serieously offers you six to watch without hesitation.
Taylor Swift : Miss Americana
In reference to her song “Miss Americana & the Heartbreak Prince”, this documentary traces several years of Taylor Swift’s career – as her “Reputation” tour ends in 2018 and she begins composing her new album, Lover.
Through a compilation of interviews, studio footage, personal videos and concert recordings, Miss Americana thus evokes many intimate subjects for the American singer, such as her fight against her eating disorders or her mother’s cancer diagnosis. Beyond the glitter, Taylor Swift also reflects on the toxic internet culture, the media scrutiny she faces all the time, and her decision to go public with her political views.
Miss Americana is available on Netflix.
BTS : Break The Silence
Now Recognized as Biggest Band of the Day, BTS Takes a Behind-the-Scenes Behind 351-Day Global Tour Love Yourself and Love Yourself: Speak Yourself in this documentary series entitled Break The Silence.
Over the course of 7 episodes, we dive into the daily life of young South Korean artists who, between 2018 and 2019, perform concerts across the globe. An extraordinary experience told through never-before-seen footage and interviews with RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook – whose honesty offers us an intimate look at the ups and downs of their popularity. Preparation of the tour, anticipation, doubts, creativity, bond which unites the members… a whole bunch of subjects allowing to better know the group with planetary success.
Break The Silence: Docu-Series is available on Weverse.
The Beatles : Get Back
Released at the end of November 2021, The Beatles: Get Back is the result of nearly 60 hours of unseen footage and over 150 hours of audio filmed and recorded in January 1969, as John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr prepare for their return to the stage.
If The Beatles had not given a concert for more than 2 years, this documentary series traces how the English group started writing 14 new songs, at a time when their friendship was being tested. Composed of three parts, the addition of which approaches eight hours, The Beatles: Get Back is for fans of the legendary group who want a closer look at the birth of their album Let It Be, punctuated by their final concert which will be given on the roof of their building.
The Beatles: Get Back is available on Disney +.
Beyoncé : Homecoming
The 14 and , Beyoncé was giving two incredible headlining performances at the Coachella Festival in California. An event nicknamed Beychella for the occasion, whose backstage and rehearsals are to be discovered in the documentary Homecoming.
Through more than two hours of intense sequences, Beyoncé is revealed in a new light – between difficulties and happiness of a performance that will go down in the annals. Also director of the film, the singer confides in particular on her second pregnancy and the birth of her twins, as well as on her physical preparation to go back on stage.
Homecoming is available on Netflix.
Lady Gaga : Five Foot Two
For his part, Gaga: Five Foot Two follows the queen of pop for an entire year of her career, as the American singer prepares for the release of her fifth studio album, Joanne, but also his performance at the Super Bowl.
In this 100-minute documentary, Lady Gaga puts her stage character aside to share her physical and emotional anxieties with us in all honesty. We thus follow his experiences with his entourage and his meetings with his fans, but also his fight against his chronic pain, revealing to be suffering from fibromyalgia.
Gaga: Five Foot Two is available on Netflix.
Orelsan: Never Show That To Anyone
With 6 episodes of 30 minutes each, the documentary series Never show that to anyone looks back on the road traveled by the French rapper OrelSan through the eyes of his brother Clément, who followed him for nearly 20 years of career.
An intimate immersion behind the scenes in the life of Aurélien Cotentin (real name), enabled by many personal videos filmed by his brother but also Skread, Ablaye and Gringe. The documentary series also offers unpublished testimonies from the artists Soprano, Akhenaton, Oxmo Puccino, Stromae and GIMS!
Orelsan: Never Show That To Anyone is available on Prime Video.