Born Stephanie Sokolinski on 26 October 1985, Soko quit school when she was 16. She moved from Bordeaux to Paris and started acting and writing songs.
Her breakthrough came under the form of the song “I’ll kill her”. It became a hit in Denmark and eagerly climbed the chart of the Danish version of iTunes. After she became known in Australia and Belgium, Soko toured with M.I.A. in 2007.
Next for her were the self-released EP Not Sokute and her own label Babycat Records signed to Because Music. The animated short film Mourir Auprès De Toi contains a song by her.
Her debut album is titled I Thought I Was an Alien and it was released in 2012. It peaked at number 12 on the UK Independent Albums Breakers chart. Metacritic rated it 68/100. The only single from I Thought I Was an Alien was “We Might Be Dead Tomorrow”.
Soko released her second studio album My Dreams Dictate MY Reality in 2015. With tracks like “Who Wears the Pants??” and “Bad Poetry”, the album peaked at number 75 on the French Albums Chart. She tried reaching out to The cure’s Robert Smith through producer Ross Robinson. Soko wanted Smith to produce her album, but in the end, Robinson did.
She tried reaching out to The cure’s Robert Smith through producer Ross Robinson. Soko wanted Smith to produce her album, but in the end, Robinson did. Soko features on The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s song “Philadelphie Story”.
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