SOAK Before We Forgot How To Dream on LP + Download
Early on, much was made of the young age of Bridie Monds-Watson – who performs as SOAK – but as her accomplished, wise-beyond-her-years songs and breathtakingly lovely voice reached more new listeners, the pixie-ish, tattooed skateboarder’s appeal has transcended her youth. Before We Forgot How To Dream is a beautifully-wrought album, full of musical turns that showcase Watson’s uniquely sweet and haunting voice, as well as lyrics that marry a sunny and romantic sense of nostalgia with frank treatments of human failings, hopes, and – yes – dreams.
Before We Forgot How to Dream is a stunning snapshot of SOAK’s formative years growing up in Northern Ireland, touching variously on the themes of isolation, family and what to do with your future. Already compared with the likes of Laura Marling and Beach House, Bridie has been a rising star in her hometown of Derry since the age of 14. SOAK’s debut album traces her extraordinary journey to this point, and marks Bridie’s graduation from raw talent to a significant songwriter for the years ahead.
Already a household name in the UK, with “Sea Creatures” in BBC Radio 1 A-list rotation and prominent festival bookings throughout the season, SOAK’s debut appearances in NYC and SXSW in March 2015 found her playing before capacity crowds - “the only performer to stun the crowd into silence,” noted Consequence of Sound. US press heavyweights like NPR and the New York Times anointed her one of SXSW 2015’s breakout performers. The stage is set for SOAK to win the hearts of US audiences, and we know she’ll win yours, too, once you listen.
SOAK Before We Forgot How To Dream Track Listing:
1. "My Brain"
2. B A Bobody
5. Sea Creatures
6. "A Dream to Fly"
7. 24 Windowed House
10. Hailstones Don't Hurt
11. Reckless Behaviour
12. "If Everyone is Someone - No One is Everyone"
13. Oh Brother