SOAK Announces Sophomore Album, Releases New Single

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SOAK Announces Sophomore Album, Releases New Single

In 2015, Before We Forgot How To Dream made Bridie Monds-Watson, aka SOAK, into a critical darling, and the youngest-ever nominee for Europe’s prestigious Mercury Prize. The now-22-year-old returns with an unbreakable new song, “Knock Me Off My Feet,” to mark the announcement of SOAK’s sophomore album Grim Town, coming April 26 on Rough Trade Records—it’s one of Paste’s most-anticipated new albums of 2019.

“Knock Me Off My Feet” is a certifiable single, with Monds-Watson raising the stakes on her otherwise soft-spoken vocals and delivering a surprisingly danceable tune. The song is demanding, hopeful and will surely carry fans of her previous work into this new era of discovery for the young artist.

The single is penned as “a love letter” to the social freedoms of her Southern Ireland home, per a press release, and the seclusion and uncertainty that stem from it. It also speaks to the paradigm of how in this wildness, “you can be the best person to yourself, and the worst person to yourself,” says Monds-Watson in a statement

In an album that will explore the spectrum of mental health, and the ideas of love lost, gained and maintained from great distances, it looks like SOAK will not depart from her acclaimed, ethereal form on the way through Grim Town.

Watch the video for “Knock Me Off My Feet” (dir. Jak Payne) below, and find SOAK’s tour dates and the Grim Town tracklist further down.

Grim Town Tracklist:
01. All Aboard
02. Get Set Go Kid
03. Everybody Loves You
04. Knock Me Off My Feet
05. Maybe
06. Fall Asleep, Backseat
07. Crying Your Eyes Out
08. I Was Blue, Technicolour Too
09. Deja Vu
10. Scrapyard
11. Valentine Schmalentine
12. YBFTBYT
13. Life Trainee
14. Missed Calls
15. Nothing Looks The Same

SOAK Tour Dates:

January
30 – New York, N.Y. @ Mercury Lounge

February
01 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Boot & Saddle
02 – Washington, D.C. @ Songbyrd
05 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Moroccan Lounge

March
06 – Kendal, U.K. @ Kendal Library
10 – Manchester, U.K. @ Band on the Wall
11 – Leeds, U.K. @ The Wardrobe
12 – Glasgow, U.K. @ King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
14 – Birmingham, U.K. @ Hare & Hounds
15 – Oxford, U.K. @ O2 Academy Oxford
16 – Bristol, U.K. @ Thekla
17 – London, U.K. @ Islington Assembly Hall
19 – Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique – Rotonde
20 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet
22 – Hamburg, Germany @ Prinzebar
23 – Berlin, Germany @ Privatclub
24 – Cologne, Germany @ Artheater
28 – Cork, Ireland @ Live at St Lukes
29 – Limerick, Ireland @ Dolans
30 – Dublin, Ireland @ Button Factory
31 – Derry, U.K. @ The Glassworks

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