Soko Returns: Here's New Track "Who Wears the Pants ??"

According to the French singer this is "definitely the most lesbian song of this new record…"

Jan 6 2015, 3:45pm

Hello again Soko, you Bordeaux-born pixie, you chameleon, you delightful, confounding oddball. Last time we caught up with her was about six months ago in Los Angeles for our finale episode of Made in America. Back then she was extolling the posi-vibes of her adopted city—despite its sheen of superficiality, it's a place where she's found a real creative home.

Soko has a new album coming out this March entitled My Dreams Dictate My Reality, which sounds like the best mission statement for 2015 we've heard yet. It also features two collaborations with her pal Ariel Pink, but nevermind that—here is the premiere first song from the record, "Who Wears the Pants ??" (And yes that space and double question mark is just how she wants it.) It's a louchely confident, new wave-y, indie rock stomp that Soko calls, "definitely the most lesbian song of this new record."

She adds: "It's almost like a protest addressed to all those hypocritical homophobic demons while freeing myself from their judgement." Fuck yeah.

Below is the tracklisting for the album plus "Who Wears the Pants ??" again with accompanying Soko-directed visuals. Just in case you wanted to gaze at her lovely face and pouty mouth in flickering black and white while giving it another listen.


  1. I Come in Peace
  2. Ocean of Tears
  3. Who Wears the Pants ??
  4. My Precious
  5. Bad Poetry
  6. Temporary Mood Swings
  7. My Dreams Dictate My Reality
  8. Monster Love (ft. Ariel Pink)
  9. Peter Pan Syndrome
  10. Lovetrap (ft. Ariel Pink)
  11. Visions
  12. Keaton’s Song

My Dreams Dictate My Reality will be released via Babycat Records through BECAUSE Music 3.3.

Kim Taylor Bennett is full of wild rage right now, but this song makes her feel calm. She's on Twitter.