An award-winning actress as well as an enigmatic chanteuse, Soko's otherworldly folk-pop tones have drawn comparisons with the likes of Björk and Keren Ann. Born Stephanie Sokolinski in Bordeaux in 1986, she moved to Paris to study acting at age 17, and went on to appear in several French films, most famously, Xavier Giannoli's A l'Origine. In 2007, she scored a hit across Europe with "I'll Kill Her," and following a support slot on M.I.A.'s Kala tour and collaborations with the Go! Team and Cornershop, she founded her own label, Babycat Records, and released her debut EP, Not Sokute. In early 2009, she announced on MySpace that she was quitting the music industry, only to declare that she was "reborn" six months later, resulting in 2011's full-length I Thought I Was an Alien.