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The Velvet Underground to be the subject of new Todd Haynes documentary


Legendary New York pioneers The Velvet Underground are set to be the subject of a brand new documentary directed by Todd Haynes.

Titled The Velvet Underground, the film was directed and co-produced by Haynes and is set to be premiered on Apple TV+. However, a release date has not been announced as of yet. Haynes’ directing credits include 1998 effort Velvet Goldmine and 2007 project I’m Not There. It was initially rumoured that he was working on The Velvet Underground back in 2017. The filmmaker said at the time that the documentary would be “an intensely visual experience”.

According to a press release, the documentary will feature conversations with “key players” who were around Lou Reed, John Cale and the rest of the gang at the time. It also promises to offer up “a treasure trove of never-before-seen performances and a rich collection of recordings, Warhol films, and other experimental art”.

The Velvet Underground has been produced by Polygram Entertainment, Motto Pictures, and Killer Films, in association with Federal Films. Christine Vachon, Julie Goldman, Christopher Clements, Carolyn Hepburn, and David Blackman served as producers for the documentary, which is still yet to be given a release date.

Recently, The Velvet Underground’s John Cale has teamed up with Welsh contemporary Kelly Lee Owens on her brand new single ‘Corner Of My Sky’. The track came about after a meeting in London which ended up resulting on this stunning new song after immediately discovering their chemistry. With ‘Corner Of My Sky’, the collaborations sees Cale sing in both English and Welsh.

“It’s not usually this immediate that a productive afternoon brings a satisfying conclusion to a task,” Cale stated. “Kelly sent me a track she’d written — an instrumental that was a gentle drift — something comfortably familiar to what I’d been working on myself.”