Twenty-nine year old Stéphanie Sokolinski aka Soko is a French singer/songwriter and actress who jacked in school and moved to Paris from Bordeaux when she was sixteen years old. She has crafted her dual career around her unapologetically intense tastes; her decade-plus filmography reads almost exclusively in French art-house dramas, including her breakout role in the 2009 Cannes hit À l’origine. Soko’s second full-length LP, My Dreams Dictate My Reality, is an elegant, melancholy mix of New Order and Robert Smith, with hints of Siouxsie Sioux. She comes in peace to do what music should do at its core: help others feel understood in whatever they’re going through. And, Soko does pulls it off like any French Girl would — effortlessly.