Suicide Watch Song of the Week: SoKo’s “I’ll Kill Her”

Posted: January 15, 2010 in Hot Trax, Music Edgication, Raw & Stripped Down, Sirens, Under the Radar, What's Ed-G:
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Photo by Primary UK.

As Tila Tequila continues with her suicidal tweeting every minute of the day (she needs to be admitted ASAP), there’s another girl out there we should keep our eyes on. 

SoKo hails from France where she’s a successful actress full-time, and an angsty folk artist part-time.  Relatively private, it’s unsure who is at fault for inspiring her lyrics to songs such as “I’ll Kill Her”, “Shitty Day”, “I’ll Never Love You More”, “My Enemy”, “It’s Raining Outside”, “It’s Hard to be Alone”, “It’s Not Going to Work” etc.  Her dark lyrics still manage to have an underlying tinge of humor and youth to them – even with her threatening attempt at murdering the girl who’s taken her lover and her “future away” in the song that put her on the international map, “I”ll Kill Her.” She became well known outside of France, after a radio station in Denmark began to play the track a few years ago, making it a hit pretty much everywhere but the US. 

Unhappy and overwhelmed with how her music career was progressing (she recorded an album and immediately scrapped it, and has never officially released anything to this date), she up-and-quit a year ago – stating on her myspace page: “SOKO IS DEAD”.  She vanished for a year, canceled some concert dates, canceled on SXSW, and in the process moved to LA (which she appropriately and bitterly calls “helL.A.”).  Since then, she’s written new songs and seems like she’s come to terms with her music once again.  She returned to France for a surprise show in November of ’09, and now has come to NYC for a performance this weekend at Le Poisson Rouge in the West Village (Saturday, January 16th).  Pretty big step.

Check out an acoustic performance of “I’ll Kill Her” below, and a video from last year’s show in Paris – her big return – titled “SOKO IS NOT DEAD”.

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Comments
  1. Did she show up for the performance at Le Poisson Rouge? She is definitely an interesting character. I mean, I appreciate her music but she was apparently a proper bitch to the crowd when she played in London, to the point of refusing to speak English in between the songs. Still, its nice to see and the people around her are alive.

  2. theedgitator says:

    Wow, really? She did show up and she was actually pretty charming…she played almost 2 hours, and wanted to play for another 30mins but the venue unfortunately had to cut her off!
    Review and pix from the show coming up next.

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