For her cover of the song, Charbila exchanges the shimmering pop of the original version for a darker, moodier accompaniment, enveloping her faded, dreamlike vocals with a pulsing synthesizer and Eastern notes, giving the song a palpable neo-noir vibe. – Under The Radar
Lakeshore Records is thrilled to release Not To Be Unpleasant, But We Need To Have A Serious Talk – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack featuring score by Kid Moxie (Elena Charbila)! The soundtrack is available now digitally on all major music services worldwide, featuring a cover of the Alphaville classic, “Big In Japan”, which has been playlisted on numerous international playlists. See below for links to listen to the full album!
Kid Moxie has unveiled her silky and ethereal synth-infused version of Alphaville’s classic new-wave hit “Big In Japan”, transforming the song into a dreamy synthwave incursion of surreal nostalgia. – Post-Punk
“icy aural aesthetic” – Electricity Club
Check out this insider interview with Kid Moxie about the Unpleasant soundtrack over at the Electricity Club!
Soundtrack Available Now: [Download/Listen]
Directed by Giorgos Georgopoulos, Unpleasant premiered at the Austin Film Festival, earning the Audience Award and Narrative Feature Award nominations. and winning the Best Greek Films award at the Thessaloniki Film Festival.
Watch the trailer: