Swedish native Soso, is compelled to execute the entirety of the creative process herself. The self-indulgent journey that is her record, That Time I Dug So Deep I Ended Up In China, is a literal metaphor as Soso is known to not be very keen on leaving her home environment. The album title has a suitable double meaning as China is the furthest, most foreign destination she could think of in contrast to the familiar and to stay true to her theme she has played around a lot with traditional Chinese instruments in her electronic productions. Soso also remembers her mother saying to her, while playing in the sandbox as a child; “Soso, if you keep digging like that, you’ll end up in China!” Well, she’s has dug herself a big hole and put a soundtrack to it. The debut album, set to be released May 1, 2012, is an intensely personal journey into the heart of Soso. On the one hand lyrically raw and lo-fi but on the other paradoxically pop in it’s unintentionally sophisticated melodies.
“Happy People” is a soulful and bittersweet track evoking an earlier time, when life was simple and free from complication. “Joaquin Phoenix” is a one-take-love-song to the decadent actor that Soso recorded impulsively after watching his mockumentary “I’m Still Here” in 2010. Opening single, “Who’s Gonna Love Me” is a slow-building pop gem that battles intimate issues like insecurity and abandonment, with a “fuck-you-attitude”. It perfectly showcases the singer’s commanding vocals and hard-hitting sound.Read more