Soko will release her highly anticipated debut album ‘I Thought I Was An Alien’ on February 20th through Because Music. The album will be preceded by two singles, the first of which ‘I Thought I Was An Alien’ is an extra-terrestrial romance story, accompanied by a dreamy DIY video due for release 26th December 2011. Soko also announces full details of a February and March UK tour.
‘I Thought I Was An Alien’, is full of love and loss and worry – the kind of fundamental, life-dictating human feelings, which are so far beyond rational explanation, they really ought to be kept under lock and key, along with that strange apparition from Roswell. Like one of her heroes, Daniel Johnston, however, Soko has the rare ability to sing openly about those feelings, in a way which is utterly compelling, sometimes devastating, but also, just from the fact of their articulation, completely uplifting.
‘I Thought I Was An Alien’ Tracklisting:
1. Just Want To Make It New With You, 2. I Thought I Was An Alien, 3. People Always Look Better In The Sun ( part 1), 4. We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow, 5. No More Home, No More Love, 6. For Marlon, 7. First Love Never Die, 8. Treat Your Woman Right, 9. How Are You ?, 10. Don’t You Touch Me, 11. Destruction Of The Disgusting Ugly Hate, 12. Happy Hippie Birthday, 13. I’ve Been Alone Too Long, 14. Why Don’t You Eat Me Now, You Can, 15. You Have A Power On Me
Like innumerable bedsit troubadours of her generation, Soko started out with just her voice, her acoustic guitar, and her laptop, the latter equipped with her favourite application, GarageBand. Her early songs talked frankly about kulgsex, romantic jealousy and depression, as well as peanut butter, cats and tigers. Unhappy with how her recordings were losing their magic due to over production Soko decided to leave music proclaiming, “Soko is dead”.
However In late 2010 whilst living in LA Soko was introduced to Fritz Michaud, who had her instant admiration, having worked on the late Elliott Smith’s final album, ‘From A Basement On The Hill’. The pair worked every day for eight months and the result is a delicately wonderful debut LP.
After such a long and soul-searching evolution, ‘I Thought I Was An Alien’ finally introduces a truly singular talent, at her point of fruition.
28th February – Bristol – Thekla
29th February – Brighton – Komedia
1st March – London – Union Chapel
2nd March – Manchester – Islington Mill
3rd March – Glasgow – Nice’N’Sleazy
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