I Thought I Was An Alien
Disturbingly intimate soul-searching from the diminutive French songstress, combining subtle vocal harmonies with delicate textures.
Soko expresses herself in slightly baroque folk songs that feel faintly like cowboy adventures. She has been making waves for a few years now, both on the Web and in countless live appearances with only a guitarist to accompany her.
Soko – sometimes stylised as SoKo – is the stage name of singer/actress Stéphanie Sokolinski, who was born in Bordeaux in 1986.
Like many of today’s artistes, she first made her name via MySpace. Her best-known track is “I’ll Kill Her” (2007) and she has played at a number of festivals: the Printemps de Bourges, the Eurockéennes, Les Francofolies, Pukkelpop in Belgium and Dockville in Germany.
She has also appeared in various movies, including the Sylvie Ayme film Mes Copines. She also acted alongside Gérard Depardieu and François Cluzet in Xavier Giannoli’s In The Beginning (French title: À l’Origine, also known as Je Suis Parti De Rien), which was entered into the main competition at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival. In February 2012 Soko released her first album, I Thought I Was An Alien.