Bridie Monds-Watson, better known by her stage name SOAK, is an Irish singer-songwriter born in Derry, Northern Ireland, in 1996. SOAK's music has been described as 'a vivid portrait of teenage deep-thinking' by The Guardian. She released her debut studio album Before We Forgot How to Dream in May 2015.
In November 2014 she was revealed as one of acts on the BBC Sound of 2015 long list.On 20 January 2015 she released her debut single "Sea Creatures". She released her debut studio album Before We Forgot How to Dream on 29 May 2015 which won the Irish Choice Music Prize Album of the Year 2015 on Thursday March 3, 2016 at the annual awards ceremony held in Vicar Street in Dublin.