Episode 333: Bridie Monds-Watson (of Soak)


When Before We Forgot How to Dream arrived, most of the coverage understandably centered on the songwriter’s age. At 19, Bridie Monds-Watson has released a remarkably worldly and mature record for Rough Trade. It’s been four years, the woman behind Soak having taken some well-deserved time off from recording and touring. She moved from Derry, North Ireland, to the perennial musical hot spot of Manchester. She didn’t rush and just generally went about living the of a young person in an exciting new town. This month, Monds-Watson returns with Grim Town, an ode to her beloved hometown and to her own growth as an artist and human being. Recorded a few months before the album’s release, this interview finds the musician on a break from tour and ready to discuss the impact of those few years away.

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