Maybe it’s the weather, maybe it’s Irish week and no one told me.

Regardless, we’re here today to talk about “Knock Me Off My Feet,” the lead single from folk prodigy Bridie Monds-Watson’s, a.k.a. SOAK, upcoming sophomore effort Grim Town. The track is a perfect mid-tempo pop number about her love/hate relationship with her tiny hometown.

“You can be the best person to yourself, and the worst person to yourself,” Bridie about the song in a statement.

Whatever the subject matter, “Knock Me Off My Feet” is an infectious little ditty that will get your heart pumping, feet tapping, and eventually burrow its way deep into the recesses of your mind.

Accompanying the song is a beautiful and transfixing video directed by Jak Payne. Check it out now.



Grim Town is due out April 26 via Rough Trade,

About the premise of the record, Monds-Watson had this to say:

“…[it’s] a dystopia that I’ve created in my brain: Me on the inside, processed into a pretend location. The way I could wrap my head around a lot of what I was going through was to make it feel like something quite physical and real. Once I had the idea of the album being an actual location, exploring the dynamics of this town and what it would look or sound like felt like the right way to give my mental state a personality.”

SOAK has a variety of dates leading up to and after the release of the records. You can find them below, hit up the usual suspects for tickets.

01/30 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
02/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
02/02 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
02/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge
05/06 – Kendal, UK @ Kendal Library
05/10 – Manchester, UK @ Band on the Wall
05/11 – Leeds, UK @ The Wardrobe
05/12 – Glasgow, UK @ King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
05/14 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds
05/15 – Oxford, UK @ O2 Academy Oxford
05/16 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
05/17 – London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall
05/19 – Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique – Rotonde
05/20 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet
05/22 – Hamburg, Germany @ Prinzebar
05/23 – Berlin, Germany @ Privatclub
05/24 – Cologne, Germany @ Artheater
05/28 – Cork, IE @ Live at St Lukes
05/29 – Limerick, IE @ Dolans
05/30 – Dublin, IE @ Button Factory
05/31 – Derry, UK @ The Glassworks


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