soak

SOAK

Back in 2014, the Derry native was already singled out as one of the acts on the BBC prestigious longlist. Her debut album, Before We Forgot How To Dream, nabbed the Irish Choice Music Prize Album of the Year 2015. Still in her early 20s, Bridie Monds-Watson, who goes by the stage name SOAK (a phonetic portmanteau of “soul” and “folk”), has expanded her sound from understated, atmospheric folk to riveting, dream pop with a richly layered follow-up called Grim Town.