“Does my soul live in a far-off land?” KID MOXIE is the musical vehicle of Elena Charbila, the stunning Greek actress and model based in Los Angeles. Her roles have included appearing alongside the legend who is Al Pacino in the film ‘Wilde Salome’ while her various modelling assignments have taken her face all around the globe.
KID MOXIE’s 2008 debut EP ‘Human Stereo’ featured the atmospherically Gallic ‘Ma Romance D’Hiver’ which appeared on the soundtrack of TV series ‘The L Word’. The first full length album ‘Selector’ was released by Undo Records in 2009. Although the collection was a mixed bag, it introduced her formally to the music world with its bonus tracks bolstered by a MARSHEAUX remix of its best song ‘Medium Pleasure’.
Continuing her association with the Athens based electro family, she guested on NIKONN’s album ‘Instamatic’ in 2012. Always sounding her best when adopting a breathy continental vocal style, tracks such as ‘The Sea’ and ‘Moby Is Around’ provided the most perfect of Aegean chill out tunes. Taking a leaf out of her work with NIKONN, Elena Charbila has now recorded possibly her best song yet as KID MOXIE with ‘The Bailor’.
The accompanying promo video directed by Zan Tot looks like a mini-Hollywood movie which exploits the sexy allure of its leading lady to the full. Meanwhile the song itself is wonderfully hypnotic with its ‘Porcelain’ piano and soothing synth strings enhancing the gorgeous wispy blend. A new album is slated for release later in the year and set to feature a collaboration with renowned film composer Angelo Badalamenti, courtesy of a version of ‘Mysteries Of Love’ which he originally recorded with JULEE CRUISE. Incidentally, this song has also been recently covered by CLAUDIA BRÜCKEN.
Text by Chi Ming Lai
11th March 2013