Another wistful female singer song writer, yes, they are everywhere, but I definitely don’t think you can have too much of a good thing when this Bordeaux belle is involved. Every part the bohemian French actress Soko murmurs to us a little bit of sadness and a little bit of fun, but mostly a moving honesty. Her lyrics are raw and to the point.
She exploded as an indie sensation a couple of years ago but it is only now that her debut album has been released following the singles ‘I Thought I Was An Alien’ and ‘First Love Never Die.’
Endearing sweet without quite being sickly, there is something calmingly Angus and Julia Stone about her, oh, and with a pinch of the Mouldy Peaches. But at the same time she does seem to have a real slice of originality.
This is probably one of my favourites. Singing about first love it’s bound to retain a little bit of cliche but as with every kooky singer-songwriter, just embrace it.
In all honesty, all she needs is a handful of poetic observations, heartbreak, her voice and an acoustic guitar and I’m captivated. One of the tracks is called “People Always Look Better In The Sun” and sitting outside today and looking around, hopeful for the spring and dreaming away to Soko, I think she just might be right.