Amadou & Mariam: "BECAUSE MUSIC" LP
Label: Because Music
Release Date: 5/22/2012
silver foil gatefold LP version with white inner sleeve; includes CD. Once a soft-spoken singer-songwriter, Soko's music quickly caught up with her untamable persona. In 2012, Soko released her debut album I Thought I Was an Alien(BEC 5161135). The album featured the track "We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow," soundtrack to the video "First Kiss," which has clocked about 100 million views. The track skyrocketed to the Top 10 of the Billboard Charts and did about 11.5 million streams (No. 1 Debut On Streaming Songs). Soko has now revamped her once innocent yet morbid folk into an insolent follow-up record, My Dreams Dictate My Reality. Produced by the legendary Ross Robinson (who has also produced her favorite band, The Cure), the album features the hypnotic duet "Lovetrap" with friend and lo-fi wizard Ariel Pink, who also appears on "Monster Love." '80s new-wave influences meet post-punk, with great hooks and melodies and the potential for some major hits, including "Who Wears the Pants."