French musician Soko recently partnered with Madonna in this short film called Her-Story in honor of International Women’s Day. Photographers Luigi and Iango teamed with Vogue Germany to make the stylish film. During our one-on-one interview, we talk about her music, style and her fave Instagram account.
1. WHERE DO YOU DRAW YOUR INSPIRATION FROM?
Beauty, Death, Love, Fears, Dreams, Self hatred, Depression, Robert Smith.
2. IF YOU COULD SING A DUET WITH SOMEONE, WHO WOULD IT BE?
Robert Smith, of course!
3. MOST MEMORABLE SCENE FROM A MOVIE?
The end of Casablanca…”We’ll always have Paris” and when they eat the fake food in Hook, love it! Robin Williams is my favorite.
4. FAVORITE PLACE TO SING?
5. FAVORITE LYRICS?
I know I’m unloveable, you don’t have to tell me
I don’t have much in my life
but take it, it’s yours – Morrissey
6. DO YOU HAVE A SECRET WISH JOB?
Yes, doing voice overs for animated films. Pixar, Disney, Miyazaki.
7. REVEAL SOME OF YOUR STYLE SECRETS.
Wear whatever as long as it’s comfortable!
8. MOST PRIZED POSSESSION?
My Depeche Mode t-shirt from a 1985 California Tour (my year of birth!)
9. BEST GIFT YOU EVER RECEIVED?
My mom reunited both her and my dad’s wedding ring into one ring. After he died, she gave it to me for my 16th birthday when I left home to protect me.
No gift can beat that ever.
10. FAVORITE GUILTY PLEASURE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT?
It’s the one account I go to when I’m in a bad mood and all I do is ” awwweeee”, “haaaaaa”, “cuuuuute”.. and I feel better!
11. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
I’ve been listening to the song Feline, ‘The Stranglers’ album from ’83 on repeat and the first ‘Pretenders’ album.
12. GREATEST SAYING THAT YOU LIVE BY?
There’s only one: YOU SNOOZE YOU LOSE
13. WHAT’S NEXT FOR SOKO?
Finishing my second album, and then doing all the artwork and directing all the videos for it. I’m playing a bunch of DJ gigs (when I’m not actually playing instruments, there’s nothing I love more than sharing my favorite tunes with people and make them sing or dance) and I’m prepping two french feature films, both of which I’m the lead actress, and they’re back to back starting in August…sooo excited about them. I get to play super strong amazing women that really existed, and shine a light on their crazy incredible lives! I’m so lucky, this is my absolute dream job!