Realising the Genius That Is SOAK? 10 Things to Know About the Irish Folk Singer
Looking for your new favourite indie-folk artist? Look no further than SOAK. Born Bridie Monds-Watson, SOAK (which is a combination of "soul" and "folk") is a 23-year-old Northern Irish singer-songwriter from Derry fighting for gay rights — and making really incredible music while doing it. The soulful prodigy released her debut album, Before We Forgot How to Dream, in 2015 at only 19 years old, and her follow-up album, Grim Town, debuted this past April. Before you give it a listen, here are some incredibly cool facts you should know about the award-winning artist's childhood in Derry and her journey to stardom.