Soak - Grim Town

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SOAK returns after 4 years with a new album, bringing with her 4 years worth of growth, introspection and understanding. The result is Grim Town, the follow-up to her Mercury Music Prize-nominated debut Before We Forgot How To Dream, which saw her win the prestigious Choice Music Prize for Album of the Year, the Northern Irish Music Prize, and the European Border Breaker Award, in addition to being shortlisted for a Q Award.

Her astonishingly assured, emotionally mature songwriting was often hailed as wise beyond its years; but, as her new album often asks, when do we ever truly shake off those childlike fears, the imposter-syndrome, the outsider-status? The term ‘to come of age’ lands with so much expectation, but with Grim Town, Bridie dissolves all such assuredness with imaginative, ambitious, and cathartic results. It is almost as though the greater soundscape - heavier in places, more pop-focused in others - has given SOAK the confidence to put her long overdue introspections in the firing line. It’s beauty and brutality is there from the album open opener, ‘Get Set Go Kid’ which traces the train-tracks out of depression (“I’ve got to get out, I can’t live here anymore!”) and was as inspired by the audio-visual environmentalism of Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ as Bridie’s train-obsessed grandad on voiceover duties.

Tracklisting:

1. "all Aboard"
2. Get Set Go Kid
3. Everybody Loves You
4. Knock Me Off My Feet
5. Maybe
6. Fall Asleep / Backseat
7. Crying Your Eyes Out
8. I Was Blue, Technicolour Too
9. Déjà Vu
10. Scrapyard
11. Valentine Shmalentine
12. YBFTBYT
13. Life Trainee
14. Missed Calls
15. Nothing Looks The Same

Bonus 7”:
1. IOU
2. Talk Of The Town


Artist Soak
Title Grim Town
Label Rough Trade
Format Double LP
Release Date 26th April 2019
Cat Number RT0039LPX

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