I might actually give Pink Floyd a chance after listening to this.

SOAK was just THIRTEEN years old when she wrote one of the songs on her new album, Before We Forgot How to Dream {itunes}. She’s nineteen now. And man this album is good. Oh, and her name is Bridie Monds-Watson. And she’s from Ireland.

Pink Floyd was one of her big inspirations, in addition to Bon Iver; two things I learned during her stint as a guest DJ on All Songs Considered earlier this week. It’s a really good conversation, with lots of good songs interspersed in between. She discusses her influences and favorite songs growing up, which wasn’t that long ago.

All Songs has guest DJs regularly, but this one really resonated with me. Most of the time I just skip around and listen to the songs the guest artist picks. But I really wanted to listen to this one all the way through. Maybe it’s because her voice is so enchanting. But I also think it’s because she’s so young and that her influences aren’t far behind her. Here’s one of my favorite songs from the album. But there are so many good ones. Definitely check it out.

SOAK — “Reckless Behavior”

This Week’s Top Two Songs

For reasons I cannot immediately discern, these two songs have been playing on my iPod on repeat this week:


Iron & Wine — “Evening on the Ground”
{aac}. From Woman King {amazon}.


Bon Iver — “Re: Stacks” {aac}. From For Emma, Forever Ago {amazon}.