Montag, 7. Dezember 2015

This Years List 2/15

Until I saw her live at my birthday I've never heard any words about SOAK. I went to her small concert at the open-air festival expecting nothing more than another good folk-singer. But then she impressed me. Standing alone on the stage with an acoustic guitar that was almost too big for this 18 year old kid from Derry. She stood there like a shy fawn singing her very intimate songs with such a fragile voice I seldom heard. Most of the songs she played she wrote in her youngest days being 13 or 14 years old. Listening to the songs on her album Before We Forget How To Dream it is more electric and filled with little details that wasn't possible to do it on a solo performance. The art of writing her songs reminds me to Joni Mitchell which is also an artist that made a lot of intimate songs. All together a very good debut album between electric guitar folk to be played at the family room with fireplace.

SOAK - B a noBody
SOAK - 24 Widowed House
SOAK - Oh Brother

2 Kommentare:

The Swede hat gesagt…

Another good pick Walter. I saw Soak with her small band and they gave a very accomplished performance. The highlight was an abrasive, extended 'Oh Brother'. It'll be interesting to see where she goes from here.

Charity Chic hat gesagt…

She stood there like a shy fawn - what a great line Walter