Soko
Who: Soko Site: http://www.s-o-k-o.com/ 

1. I was just listening to your new song “Temporary Mood Swings” what does Punk mean to you ?
Ha.. Where did you ever find that ? It's not even mixed or released or anything ! You're a good spy ! Punk means, all my favorite bands.. not giving a fuck about anything.. just impulse, vital expression of whatever crosses your mind.. and if you get to turn it into art, then that's the best, most rewarding feeling in the world.. 2. My high school years involved a lot of alone time, no friends, feeling way too different and no accepted, and starting to be a real grown up and working as an actress and missing school a lot.. and then quitting school at 16 ! 3. Now I get to work with all my heroes.. and make everything I dream of happen ! Work on both movies and music and be so fulfilled with so many beautiful oportunites to work with inspiring people..
 
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4. I have a crush on Claire Boucher, GRIMES.. hottest girl that ever lived.. She needs to be my girlfriend already.. I'll be a good wifey.. 5. I now live in ? Well, i'm staying / squatting in Venice Beach CA, right on the beach, at my Producer's house, He's called Ross Robinson, he produced The Cure and At The drive In.. he's incredible.. We've been recording my album at his house, and now that we're almost done, I really need to move on and find my own place, but almost more painful than leaving home when I was 16 coz I love being around him so much.. He made me grow tremendusouly while recording this album.. His mum is Byron Katie, the most holy woman ever.. So he has a lot of life knowledge from her, that he's implanting in me little by little.. which is the best gift ever adding to helping me make my dream record ! 6. The evolution of one’s career is always interesting to me. Sounds come and come in and out. Problems go away and new ones pop up. Has the process become harder or easier since you started? it's all of that.. some things are harder, some things are easier.. I used to have the hardest time being in the studio, record, capturing things forever, commiting to it.. But Ross Robinson has such a talent to capture the best performances out of people.. and he pushed me to play bass on my whole record and most of the guitars, all the keys, some drums.. he really held my hand into blooming with some self confidence and doing things i never thought i would be able to do or tap into.. writing songs was also super easy.. It came really quick.. and very different than my first record.. for instance, I have a lot more structures in this new record.. more choruses, more hooks.. which I love.. and there's not one single accoustic guitar.. I went super far from the folky format and took it to a whole new direction.. a lot more Goth-y, and post punk, 80's sounding.. now the hard part is still, trusting myself.. trusting the process, trusting that i'm on the right track.. and not going back into fearing everything and anyone, coz I do that so well.. i wish i wasn't that dark.. arghhh.. I feel like I shine as bright as I get dark.. hahah !
 
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8. What do you think about social media ? Over saturation or an outlet?   I actually love it.. all of it.. I love being able to have a direct way of communicating with people that like my music.. that isn't controled by any label or manager or anything.. just purely me, what i want to express, share, show.. i owe a lot to social medias.. it's always been a pleasure to do it.. and.. i think you just have to evolve with your time.. right now, we have the possibility to reach out to people all over the world in just 1 click.. so i want to embrace that fully.. Like when i did that FIRST KISS video for WREN, which had 80 Million views all over the world in just a matter of weeks.. that would NOT have been possible without social media, and my music ( on top of my lesbian kissing skills ) got presented to so many people in so little time.. because it went "viral".. which means everything and nothing at the same time.. coz it's just numbers.. but still, when you think about it.. without social medias, this would not have been possible.. so i really cherish it and think of it as a blessing of my time.. that has helped me so much..
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9 . If you had to compare yourself to a women in the past who would it be? Sylvia Plath, of course.. I'd write about my sadness all day long.. 10. If you could leave us with one thought, what would it be? YOU SNOOZE , YOU LOSE.. so, don't snooze and live your life to the fullest.. and write the best story book of your life day by day as if it were your last day everyday..!

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