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Soak ‘Before We Forgot How to Dream’

Early on, much was made of the young age of Bridie Monds-Watson – who performs as SOAK – but as her accomplished, wise-beyondher- 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. 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 this March found her playing before capacity crowds – “the only performer to stun the crowd into silence,” noted Consequence of Sound. US press – including heavyweights like NPR, and the New York Times – have 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.