Watch the Lynchian Video for SOAK’s Latest Single “Déjà Vu”

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Watch the Lynchian Video for SOAK’s Latest Single “Déjà Vu”

Bridie Monds-Watson, better known by her stage name SOAK, has released the surreal video for the third single off her sophomore album Grim Town, “Déjà Vu.” Her first record, Before We Forgot How To Dream, was an acoustic wonderland, but Monds-Watson wants to deliver “a carnival of noise” on her latest effort, out on April 26 via Rough Trade Records. “Déjà Vu” sees the Derry, Ireland, native grow in her increasingly pop-inflected (but still incredibly intimate) sound.

“‘Déjà Vu’ is basically about someone in my life who I was worried about a lot,” she explains in a statement, “You know, one of those people who is never really stable and you’re scared that one day it might all go wrong and all the neighbours would be in the street watching whilst the sirens sound off.”

That dark message, masked by the comparatively upbeat tune, finds its way into the Brother Willis-directed music video, which he describes as “a looping, nonsensical, Lynchian dream.” His aim “was to make a disconnected and confusing performance video, one that recasts Bridie as both performer, then observer, and back and forth in dreamlike messiness.” Combining soft, lo-fi shots that feel like they’re from some decades-old lost performance footage with hi-res clips of Monds-Watson rocking a mint-green suit, he certainly makes us feel like we’ve been dropped into a Roadhouse performance from Twin Peaks.

Watch the video for “Déjà Vu” and explore SOAK’s expanded tour dates—including two days at SXSW and a summer jaunt across the U.S—below.

SOAK Tour Dates:

11 — Austin, Texas @ Reeperbahn Showcase @ Palm Door (11pm)
12 — Austin, Texas @ ATC Live Showcase, British Music Embassy @ Latitude 30 (9pm)

03 — Liverpool, U.K. @ District
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

08 — Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Echo
09 — San Francisco, Calif. @ Café du Nord
11 — Portland, Ore. @ Doug Fir
12 — Seattle, Wash. @ Barboza
14 — Minneapolis, Minn. @ 7th Street
15 — Chicago, Ill. @ Schubas
17 — Toronto, Onatario @ Velvet Underground
18 — Montreal, Quebec @ Le Ritz
19 — Boston, Mass. @ Great Scott
21 — Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

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