In this week’s edition of Under The Radar Presents: Why Not Both podcast, the program chats with multi-talented Elena Charbila (aka Kid Moxie) on her work as a film music composer and as an actor. “It’s been a big week for her as her soundtrack for the film Not to Be Unpleasant, But We Need to Have a Serious Talk just nabbed a top spot on the Apple Music front page. In true Why Not Both style, Kid Moxie also stars in the film as well. In our interview, Elena tells us all about how it’s important to embrace your imperfections and passions, as well as what it was like coming to the US as a Greek artist.” Listen to the full podcast interview now at Under The Radar.
The soundtrack is available now digitally on all major music services worldwide via Lakeshore Records, 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!
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
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: