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“I Can’t Make You Love Me”: A 25th Anniversary Oral History

The year Bonnie Raitt turned 40, she became a pop star.
Ryan Leas | October 27, 2016 - 11:34 am

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SOAK – “Valentine Shmalentine”

SOAK is the dreamy indie project of Irish singer-songwriter Bridie Monds-Watson. She returned from a three-year hiatus last October with "Everybody Loves You." Last month,…
Julia Gray | February 7, 2019 - 9:33 am

SOAK – “Knock Me Off My Feet” Video

We last heard from Bridie Monds-Watson, the Irish singer-songwriter who performs as SOAK, in October. She released her first track in three years, "Everybody Loves
Julia Gray | January 10, 2019 - 6:18 pm

SOAK – “Everybody Loves You” Video

SOAK is Bridie Monds-Watson, an Irish singer-songwriter who first came to our attention as a teenager and who then disappeared for a while. A couple…
Tom Breihan | October 16, 2018 - 9:59 am

SOAK – “Everybody Loves You”

When we first met Bridie Monds-Watson, the Irish singer-songwriter who performs as SOAK, she was a 17-year-old with a lot of promise. Since then she's…
Gil Green | October 3, 2018 - 11:45 am

Watch SOAK Play Two Songs In Her Take Away Show

During an album-release week as packed with great albums as this one was, it's easy to miss a few great records, especially if they're of…
Tom Breihan | June 3, 2015 - 10:05 am

SOAK – “Immigrant Song” (Led Zeppelin Cover)

Last time SOAK did did a cover, she was singing us to sleep in Annie Clark's dystopian future with a version of "Digital Witness." Now,…
Caitlin White | May 22, 2015 - 10:16 am

SOAK – “Digital Witness” (St. Vincent Cover)

Every month Rookie, a website that's devoted to supporting and encouraging teenage girls and women, selects a theme song. This month they enlisted the enchanting…
Caitlin White | April 29, 2015 - 4:33 pm

SOAK – “Blud” Video

Sometimes it's hard to remember that Bridie Monds-Watson is only 18 years old. The teenage singer-songwriter is gearing up to release her debut album, and…
Caitlin White | April 15, 2015 - 1:46 pm

SOAK – “Sea Creatures” Video

Teen pop stars seem to just keep getting cooler. Maybe it's because I grew up watching Britney Spears fall apart, but every time I heard…
Caitlin White | February 12, 2015 - 1:52 pm

BBC Music Sound Of 2015 Longlist Revealed

Near the end of every year, the BBC (or, as it happens, a group of BBC-selected tastemakers) picks a whole pile of artists -- mostly…
Tom Breihan | December 1, 2014 - 8:55 am

SOAK – “B A NoBody (Woman’s Hour Remix)”

A few months ago, Irish singer-songwriter SOAK put out the gorgeous, lush, and overlooked track "B a noBody." That song has now gotten a remix…
James Rettig | November 28, 2014 - 3:36 pm

SOAK – “The Mother We Share” (Chvrches Cover)

We were introduced to the young singer/songwriter Bridie Monds-Watson, better known as SOAK, through the touching single "
Miles Bowe | April 4, 2014 - 1:45 pm

SOAK – “Blud (Chvrches Remix)”

We premiered the video for SOAK's intimate debut single a few weeks back, and mentioned that she was the first signee to Chvrches' new label,…
Miles Bowe | February 27, 2014 - 2:23 pm

SOAK – “Blud” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

"You've got a problem, and I can't fix it" goes the opening line of SOAK's new single, delivered in the young singer's native Irish accent,…
Miles Bowe | February 11, 2014 - 12:29 pm