Until last year, not many people outside the indie music world had heard of Mica Levi. The Micachu and the Shapes frontwoman was gigging with her band and working on her third album when she got a call asking if she wanted to work with film-maker Jonathan Glazer on a new project – a film he was directing called Under The Skin. “It was out of the blue,” she said. “I didn’t know Jonathan. Peter [Raeburn], the film’s music producer, had played him some of my music, including a live recording of Chopped and Screwed, a collaboration we did with the London Sinfonietta. “Jonathan liked it and thought I would be the right person to compose his film’s score. It all felt a bit far-fetched. I went in to talk to them at the studio and we started working immediately. There wasn’t even time to think about it.” What happened next has transformed Levi’s career. Under The Skin, which features Scarlett Johansson as an alien predator who stalks the streets of Glasgow looking for men to seduce, became one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year and Levi, 27, has just won a European Film Award for best… Read full this story
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