Soko Debuts ‘Temporary Mood Swings’ Video + Announces New Tour Dates
Soko’s sophomore album, My Dreams Dictate My Reality, will hit stores next week (March 3), and ahead of its release, she has revealed a video for “Temporary Mood Swings,” the third track to emerge from the upcoming LP.
The new clip – which Soko directed and stars in – takes place in a car wash, except instead of cars getting scrubbed, the French singer-songwriter takes their place. Check it out above.
“I was driving back from home at 4AM and saw that car wash with disgusting lights and it looked like a movie scene,” she told Noisey. “I instantly knew I wanted to shoot something there, where I’m a little sub and people come and wash my sins away!”
“The song is about my childhood mostly,” she adds. “When you don’t have any communication skills and you express your sadness by crying and throwing tantrums because no adults would lend an ear to talk your emotions out peacefully, throwing tantrums sadly because it is the only form of communication you have.”
Soko has also announced a new set of tour dates, which will bring her to the U.S. at the end of March for four stops in California, first of which will be at Burger Records’ annual Burgerama festival. Find details below; tickets are on sale here.
My Dreams Dictate My Reality will arrive March 3 via Soko’s own Babycat Records.
Soko 2015 Tour
March 8: Oslo, Norway - John Dee
March 10: Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Strand
March 11: Aarhus, Denmark - Atlas
March 12: Berlin, Germany - Bang Bang Club
March 13: Vienna, Austria - Flex
March 14: Zurich, Switzerland - Mascotte
March 15: Lyon, France - Club Transbo
March 17: Lille, France - Aeuroneuf Club
March 18: Paris, France - La Maroquinerie
March 20: Hamburg, Germany - Molotow
March 22: Amsterdam, Netherlands - Bitterzoet
March 23: Brussels, Belgium - Botanique Orangerie
March 25: Manchester, U.K. - Ruby Lounge
March 26: London, U.K. - St. John's Church Fulham
March 28: Santa Ana, Calif. - The Observatory (Burgerama)
March 29: San Francisco, Calif. - Rickshaw Stop
March 30: Los Angeles, Calif. - Bootleg
March 31: San Diego, Calif. - The Loft, University of California - San Diego