Mica Levi shares debut solo album Ruff Dog
Listen to the south London musician’s surprise project.
Mica Levi has released their debut solo project, Ruff Dog. The album arrived without advance warning and marks the first time Levi has released a full-length album under their own name. The self-released album can be streamed below alongside videos for album tracks "Wings" and "Pain."
A statement from Levi accompanying the album reads: "a lot of pixels later there was a huge surge in frequency and some tiny clouds of knowledge burst into rain during the dress rehearsal for the collection of a lost wav file. in this moment the other clouds parted and a ray of sunshine shone onto input 1 and 2 on the audio interface - the screen brightness dimmed and instead there was a long 6 hour recording session split into 2 days in which they quit smoking and decided to live in the song. after the break the words might rhyme or come out dusty. everlasting they left the phone call."
Levi made her name as part of Micachu and the Shapes as well as working closely with Tirzah. Micachu and the Shapes is now known as Good Sad Happy Bad and released its album Shades earlier this year. Alongside those projects, Levi has established themselves as an Oscar-nominated film composer and has provided the score to movies including Under The Skin, Jackie, Monos, and Steve McQueen's Mangrove.