The unknown musical career of Resident Evil Star and Monster Hunter Milla Jovovich
Best known for Milla Jovovich in Resident Evil and The Fifth Element, Milica Bogdanovna Jovovich is also a model and musician. As a teenager, she attended acting schools and eventually landed roles. In addition to this, she was able to participate in many modeling projects.
The Resident Evil star wanted the opportunity to work on her music in 1988. The wish was granted after SBK Records heard and were impressed with the demo she provided. At first, SBK wanted to release their compilation of songs as a more radio-friendly pop album. Naturally, Jovovich protested and said what she wrote was personal.
She believes her brand of music was a mix of art-pop singer Kate Bush, alternative rock singer Sinéad O’Connor and dream pop/gothic rock music collective This Mortal Coil. The ‘Resident Evil’ actress shared that she wrote all the songs (except one cover) when she was fifteen. She also insisted on recording her instrumental material.
In 1994, Jovovich released his debut studio album inspired by epic literature The Divine Comedy. She came up with the name when Russian artist Alexis Steele showed her the proposed cover for his album.
The Divine Comedy featured a mix of pop and Ukrainian folk songs, which was a hit with critics. They described it as remarkable and surprisingly mature poetry with lively musical arrangements. Some have even gone so far as to compare him to American singer-songwriter Tori Amos and Kate Bush, one of Jovovich’s musical influences.
Jovovich dropped a music video for “Gentleman Who Feel” but wasn’t happy with the outcome, so she released another video. She then toured with alternative rock band Toad the Wet Sprocket and Canadian rock band Crash Test Dummies to promote her album. Besides that, she has also done several acoustic shows, including a musical appearance on Saturday Night Live.
She showed interest in making a second album with Chris Brenner. The two worked together during The Divine Comedy’s touring and writing process. The model-musician has ten songs set to be released, but no word about it has been said so far.
The two also formed the experimental band “Plastic Has Memory” in 1999. Jovovich handled most of the hard work as she was the band’s vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist. The new band was heavier than their usual music and were compared to Portishead, an English grunge band known for the song in Levi’s advertising. The group was included in Hollywood Goes Wild! Compilation but is now known to be obsolete.
When Jovovich became a movie star after Fifth Element and several subsequent films, she continued to make music. She did this by contributing tracks to movies she starred in or even ones she didn’t star in. His contributions can be heard in the movie soundtracks of The Million Dollar Hotel, Dummy, Underworld, The Rules of Attraction and many more.
The model-musician is set to star in the movie adaptation of the Monster Hunter video game, which is slated for release in 2021. The game was also developed by Capcom, the same studio that created Resident Evil.
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