When it comes to a romanticized backstory, few have one as remarkable as French musician and actress Soko. Between bullet points that include wringing a hit single in Denmark from the keys of bedroom laptop and scoring starring roles in art house feature films, Soko's history could very well be wrought from the very dreams of really any creative millennial seeking success in a world that no longer seems to listen nor care. Or maybe a vignette based on Tumblr fashion photos.
And though that all sounds dandy, most who have been paying attention understand the potential Soko possess to rise to the pantheon of contemporary superstars. This year she releases the highly anticipated followup to I Thought I Was An Alien, she's touring in support of Foster the People, and somehow finds the time to star in four feature length films. Soko will also be doing a string of intimate South Florida shows that we expect will be your last opportunity to see the young artist in such cozy digs for a very, very long time if the next year follows predictions.
Soko talked to New Times about the possibility of living with tons of kids and cats.More »