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Performer:

SOAK

Title:

Before We Forgot How To Dream

Genre:

Rock / Pop

MP3 album size:

1834 mb

Other music formats:

MP4 XM MP1 AU WAV ASF FLAC

Rating:

4.5 ✱

Style:

Indie Pop

Country:

UK

Date of release:

2015

SOAK - Before We Forgot How To Dream album download

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 "My Brain" 1:05
2 B A Nobody
Mixed By – Cenzo TownshendWritten-By [Additional Writing] – Iain Archer
4:50
3 Blud 2:47
4 Wait
Keyboards – Cormac CurranViolin – Claire Hadwen*
4:00
5 Sea Creatures
Arranged By [String Arrangement] – Jonny PilcherDrums – James Byrne Keyboards – Cormac CurranMixed By – Cenzo TownshendViolin, Viola – Stella Page
3:12
6 "A Dream To Fly"
Violin – Claire Hadwen*
0:58
7 24 Windowed House 4:00
8 Garden
Drums – James Byrne Keyboards – Cormac CurranWritten-By [Additional Writing] – Carl McLaughlin
3:12
9 Shuvels
Written-By [Additional Writing] – Tommy McLaughlin
3:27
10 Hailstones Don’t Hurt
Drums – James Byrne
3:11
11 Reckless Behaviour
Written-By [Additional Writing] – Iain Archer
3:16
12 "If Everyone Is Someone - No One Is Everyone" 1:04
13 Oh Brother
Arranged By [String Arrangement] – Jonny PilcherDrums – James Byrne Keyboards – Cormac CurranViolin, Viola – Stella Page
7:21

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Rough Trade Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Rough Trade Records Ltd.
  • Published By – Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Attica Audio
  • Produced At – Attica Audio
  • Mixed At – Attica Audio
  • Mixed At – Decoy Studios
  • Mastered At – Wav Mastering
  • Pressed By – Arvato, USA – 89609321

Credits

  • Artwork – Jack Coulter*
  • Design – Philip Laslett
  • Instruments – SOAK , Tommy McLaughlin
  • Mastered By – Richard Dowling
  • Mixed By – Cenzo Townshend (tracks: 2, 5), Tommy* (tracks: 1, 3, 4, 6 to 13)
  • Photography By – Joshua Hailing*
  • Recorded By, Producer – Tommy McLaughlin
  • Written-By – SOAK

Notes

Recorded and produced by Tommy Mclaighlin at Attica Audio Recording, Donegal.
All tracks mixed by Tommy except 5 & 2 mixed by Cenzo Townshend at Decoy Studios.

℗&© 2015 Rough Trade Records Ltd

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 883870074322
  • Barcode (Scanned as 13-digit GTIN): 0883870074322
  • Mastering SID Code (Inverted): IFPI LY93
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 1021
  • Matrix / Runout (Inverted): RTRADCD743 arvato + + 89609321
  • Label Code: LC-11945

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
RTRADLP743 SOAK Before We Forgot How To Dream ‎(LP, Album, Whi) Rough Trade RTRADLP743 UK 2015
RTRADCD743, 883870074322 SOAK.* Before We Forgot How To Dream ‎(CD, Album) Rough Trade, Rough Trade RTRADCD743, 883870074322 UK 2015
none SOAK.* Before We Forgot How To Dream ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) Rough Trade none UK 2015
BGJ-19485 SOAK Before We Forgot How To Dream ‎(CD, Album) Rough Trade BGJ-19485 Japan 2015
BGJ-19485 SOAK Before We Forgot How To Dream ‎(CD, Album, Promo, Dig) Rough Trade BGJ-19485 Japan 2015



Before We Forgot How to Dream is the debut album by Northern Irish singer/songwriter SOAK. The album was released on May 29, 2015 under Rough Trade Records. It was nominated for the 2015 Mercury Music Prize. It subsequently won the Choice Music Prize on Thursday March 3, 2016. All tracks written by Bridie Monds-Watson. The artwork for the album was provided by Irish artist Jack Coulter. The CD booklet and vinyl sleeve consists of three of Coulter's photographs and two of his original paintings.

Her debut album, Before We Forgot How to Dream, is full of the same poignant small-town tales and delicate guitar melodies found on her early singles. At the same time, Monds-Watson adds some surprising new elements to her intimate, folk-influenced style, from stately string arrangements ( Wait ) to rambunctious drumming ( Garden ) and angelic harmonies ( Shuvels ). Lush, moving, and witty, Before We Forgot How to Dream is a decidedly ambitious album, but it also has the homemade charm of an off-the-cuff demo tape. We picked SOAK for our 2015 New Artist Spotlight. Irish singer/songwriter Bridie Monds-Watson dubbed herself SOAK as a teenager, and she’s been writing idiosyncratic indie pop gems ever since. Her debut album, Before We Forgot How to Dream, is full of the same poignant small-town tales and delicate guitar melodies found on her early singles.

Soak exposes longings, fears, traumas and resolve-sometimes elliptically, sometimes with disarming bluntness. There seem to be so many questions stirring inside SOAK, and yet Before We Forgot How to Dream douses them in so much prettiness that they lose their spark.

Soak drenches her album in reveries about growing up in an absurd world where things may not always make sense or be right. This realization grounds her songs. She keenly gazes upon the larger society as a participant observer. For example, take the three previously mentioned songs. On B a noBody : in a breathy voice, she sweetly coos, We’ll ne-, ver amount, To anything/ C’mon c’mon, Be just like me, C’mon c’mon, Be a nobody. The intentional irony of beginning an album entitled Before We Forgot How to Dream with a wakeup call makes an irrational sense. The listener can now begin attentively dreaming to the music. Soak employs a similar technique on another one-minute instrumental track, if everyone is someone - no one is everyone. This mostly acoustic guitar and piano tune, featuring some sonic effects, gently glides along, but instead of stopping abruptly, it blends into the next cut.

Despite, or perhaps because of her youthful outlook, Before We Forgot How To Dream is an insightful look into her soulful disposition and a Narcissusian caution for the rest of us elderly sceptics. Comparisons ranging from Cat Power to Daughter lay the groundwork for understanding SOAK’s melting pot of heartfelt passion, melancholia and sparks of triumphalism. Throughout, her bluesy, textured guitar is complimented with drum crescendos and the strains of a pained violin which are all threaded together by a tender vocalist. In a time where linguists believe it may be the emoticon which becomes the picture that paints a thousand words, SOAK manipulates words to mean more than they typically convey. is haunting me and heaven’s collapsing.

A Dream To Fly", 00:57. 24 Windowed House, 03:58. Charlie Puth How Long. Radio Sgom Plus - Dance Club. Snap - Rhythm Is A Dancer (single) - Rhythm Is A Dancer (Original Extended Mix).

In her quiet but forceful manner, SOAK is remarkably eloquent on this album, though the childlike timber of her vocals and her strong Irish accent mean some listeners will have to judge her intent from tone rather than the literal meaning of the lyrics, at least on first listen

Soak, AKA Bridie Monds-Watson, first started writing material for this album before she could legally drink alcohol; there is a certain amount of teenage hand-wringing here, but some other less wide-eyed insight, too. It’s a debut that shows potential, but falls just short of the songwriting spark hinted at on her second EP, 2012’s Sea Creatures. The Derry singer’s cocooning, husky voice sounds as delicately expressive as always, creaking on the single Blud – about overhearing her parents arguing with an ear pressed to her bedroom floorboards – and Hailstones Don’t Hurt.

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