Mica Levi Scores Soundtrack For ‘Under The Skin’ 6 September 2013 in Micachu
The very talented Mica Levi of Micachu & The Shapes has written and recorded the soundtrack for the science fiction film ‘Under The Skin’, directed by Jonathan Glazer and starring Scarlett Johansson. ‘Under The Skin’ is the story of an alien in human form. Part road movie, part science fiction, part real, it’s a film about seeing our world through alien eyes.
Check out the trailer for the film here:
‘Under The Skin’ premiered on 3rd September at the Venice Film Festival and is also set to be screened later this month at the Toronto International Film Festival. It will premiere in the UK at the BFI London Film Festival on 13th October, ahead of its expected Spring 2014 release.
Here are some nice things the press have said about the film and Mica’s soundtrack:
‘Extraordinary’ – 5/5 – The Guardian
‘This astonishing film will leave you at once entranced and terrified’ – 5/5 – The Telegraph
‘This could well become a cult movie, a bit like Sexy Beast’ – 4/5 – The Evening Standard
‘The driving scenes are accompanied by Mica Levi’s eerie soundtrack that makes the car sound like a spaceship from a Kubrick film’ – The Independent
Micachu & The Shapes NPR Session 20 September 2012 in Micachu
Watch what happened when Mica, Raisa and Marc went down to the woods in Washington D.C with NPR:
Micachu & the Shapes 'NEVER': The Videos 24 July 2012 in Micachu
Micachu & the Shapes have been beavering away over the past few months in their east London studio making music videos for EVERY track on their new album ‘NEVER’ (out now worldwide). Prepare to have your mind well and truly boggled…
The group’s 25-year-old founder and front woman Mica Levi was classically trained at the Purcell School, after which she won a scholarship to study composition at the Guildhall School of Music. During her time at the latter she released her first mixtape ‘Filthy Friends’ with producers and MC’s including Toddla T, Ghostpoet and Man Like Me. In 2009 she slow-rhymed on Speech Debelle’s track ‘Better Days’ and produced songs on Del’s debut album ‘GOB’. It was at Guildhall that she met ‘the Shapes’ Raisa Khan and Marc Pell and, largely on a laptop in Mica’s bedroom, they made their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Jewellery’ (2009). Since then, in addition to creating ‘NEVER’ the group have been extremely prolific: Last year using unorthodox, handmade instruments they collaborated with The London Sinfonietta – one of the world’s leading contemporary orchestras – to release the album ‘Chopped & Screwed’, recorded live in front of an audience at King’s Place. Earlier this year Micachu and DJ/producer Kwes then released the second volume of their collaborative mixtape series ‘Kwesachu’ which featured artists such as Ghostpoet, Speech Debelle and Dels (volume one was released in 2009 and featured The xx, Hot Chip and Metronomy). Micachu is currently an artist in residence at London’s Southbank Centre, the youngest individual musician to have ever been granted this unique role.http://www.myspace.com/micayomusic