Elena Charbila is a Greek-born, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter, electronic music producer, composer and the creative mastermind behind the rising synth pop project Kid Moxie. With Kid Moxie, Charbila has developed a sound that blends industrial-like, club friendly beats, noir pop melodies and eerie soundscapes with an uncanny knack for a razor sharp hook.
Along with two previously released albums, 2014’s 1888 and 2016’s Perfect Shadow, Charbila wrote the score for the motion picture Unpleasant, which featured her cover of Alphaville‘s “Big in Japan.” Kid Moxie tracks have received airplay internationally and coverage in major media outlets like Entertainment Weekly, Vogue, Stereogum, Noisey and others. Her songs have appeared in hit TV shows, European films and in car commercial campaigns. And adding to a growing profile, Charbila has collaborated with an eclectic and diverse array of artists that include The Gaslamp Killer and Angelo Badalamenti, with whom she covered David Lynch‘s and Julee Cruise‘s “Mysteries of Love.”
Over the past year, the Greek-born, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter, producer and composer has been busy:
- She contributed three songs to the Cyberpunk 2077 soundtrack.
- She provided music for a series of short films released by Vogue Greece that featured Winnie Harlow.
- She collaborated with MAPS and Faderhead on “Better Than Electric,” which was released earlier this year.
- She collaborated on a disco track with Luxxury.
- She’s also currently working with German electro pop artist Nina on an EP.
Released earlier this year, Charbila’s latest single, “Shine” features glistening synth arpeggios, buzzing bass synths, skittering, tweeter and woofer rattling beats paired with Charbila’s sultry delivery and her uncanny knack for an infectious hook. The end result is a darkly seductive, accessible, pop-leaning banger that brings Garbage and others to mind.
The accompanying strobe lit video by Joe Rubinstein is equally seductive, hinting at dark, late night desires.