Bridie Monds-Watson, better known by her stage name SOAK, is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter whose music has been described as ‘a vivid portrait of teenage deep-thinking’ (The Guardian).
Now she brings us her latest album, Grim Town. “This album feels a lot more real to me. I think in the first album I held back from saying certain things.” Performing under SOAK, Bridie is no stranger to hiding behind a pseudonym or beneath capital letters, to hiding behind words- whilst also being completely out there. But there is an unprescribed honesty to Grim Town, almost as though the greater soundscape, bigger production, brass sections and soulful backing vocals gave Bridie the confidence to make herself more vulnerable, to truly put her introspections in the firing line.