SOAK announces details of her second album Grim Town, released on Friday 26 April, as well as unveiling new single ‘Knock Me Off My Feet’. Watch the accompanying video below!
Grim Town follows SOAK’s debut album Before We Forgot How To Dream, and an extraordinary period of invention and self-discovery for the still-just-22-year-old Derry native. The upcoming album is available for pre-order here.
‘Knock Me Off My Feet’ is a love letter to the lawlessness and freedoms of small-town culture, as well as its more claustrophobic, cut-you-down-to-size qualities. It’s about the idea too, says Bridie, that “you can be the best person to yourself, and the worst person to yourself”, a theme which is explored intensely across Grim Town.
A record about getting lost that you can, also, truly get lost in, Grim Town arrives as inspired by the audio-visual environmentalism of Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ as the production of Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene or Phoebe Bridgers.
With unflinching honesty, Bridie tackles everything from long-distance love, depression, divorce and social anxiety to the changing modern landscape. And it’s accepting the jumble of emotions which make you ‘you’ that emerges as the ultimate message of Grim Town, with its suitably placeless universe in which everybody’s personal Grim Town looks different, but everybody’s matters.
Listen / purchase ‘Knock Me Off My Feet’: https://soak.lnk.to/knockmeoffmyfeet