Mark Ronson‘s How to Be: Mark Ronson YouTube documentary premiered over the weekend (Oct. 12), giving a rare look into the hitmaking producer’s creative process, career and reflections on his life.
The doc is filled with never-before-seen footage and interviews with Ronson’s family and friends, including his high-profile collaborators Bradley Cooper, King Princess, Lady Gaga, Lykke Li, Miley Cyrus, Sean Lennon and more.
Following his openhearted recent album, Late Night Feelings, Ronson recently told Billboard that the honesty for the documentary continued to flow from there. “Once I let down my guard for the record and the initial press that came after it, I don’t really have a filter anymore,” he said. “It’s helped along the way to just talk openly and not second guessing. I feel like, when I’ve been guarded in the past, anytime I’m asked a question in an interview, I’m sort of playing chess in my brain trying to think a step ahead. Like, “If I had said that after that honest thing, would that lead to this thing?” It’s so much easier when you’re just honest, then you don’t really have to edit yourself at all and can just talk genuinely.”
Watch the 75-minute How to Be: Mark Ronson below.