Soko – Feel Feelings (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 46:10 minutes | 525 MB | Genre: Alternative, Indie
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Babycat Records
Following I Thought I Was An Alien (2012) and My Dreams Dictate My Reality (2015), Soko releases her third studio album Feel Feelings – 12 tracks of dreamy, spacious, and searing songs about self-love, acceptance and all the complexities of life.
A France-born singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles, Soko is a figure known for her remarkable access to emotion— having earned two acting nomination at the César awards.
Stéphanie Sokolinski (aka SoKo), better known outside of France where she grew up near the city of Bordeaux, is once again recording music after a five-year hiatus. Between her budding career in film, her many collaborations and the media coverage of her break-up with Kristen Stewart, she has finally managed to “find peace”. Having lost her father to an aneurysm at the age of 5, SoKo admits that she was often overwhelmed by nightmares and morbid thoughts. Her anxieties are reflected in the soft-spoken folk of I Thought I Was an Alien, and again in the new wave sound of My Dreams Dictate My Reality, produced by Ross Robinson (The Cure, Klaxons). On this album, SoKo, who is now a mother, creates cosy ambiences made of synths and vocals that are so processed they sometimes sound like a duet. Feel Feelings ranges from Mac DeMarco-sounding music to more girly tracks about break-ups and untrue love, like Are You a Magician? – a song to play on repeat whose sophisticated music video was directed by Gia Coppola (Palo Alto) and reveals the singer’s Peter Pan Syndrome. With only one track in French (Blasphémie), this album is mellow and easier to listen to, with lighter guitars in the style of Papooz. No doubt this is because the French singer now lives in Los Angeles and her appreciation for her music, which she used to hate listening to, has completely changed. Just as well, as this is her finest work yet. – Charlotte Saintoin
1. Soko – Are You a Magician?
2. Soko – Being Sad Is Not a Crime
3. Soko – Blasphémie
4. Soko – Looking For Love
5. Soko – Oh, To Be A Rainbow!
6. Soko – Quiet Storm
7. Soko – Don’t Tell Me to Smile
8. Soko – Replaceable Heads
9. Soko – Let Me Adore You
10. Soko – Now What?
11. Soko – Time Waits For No One
12. Soko – Hurt Me With Your Ego