- 27 Jul 20
We could all use a little calmness given the current chaotic global situation.
24-year-old Derry singer-songwriter SOAK (real name Bridie Monds-Watson) has gifted her fans with a spoken word track set to music by Saint Sister's Gemma Doherty to bring a sense of peace into the music world.
A meditation of mindfulness 'I'm Alive' was conceived by photographer Ellius Grace.
In a recent press release, SOAK explained how Grace came to her with the track idea as “an ‘antidote to anxiety,'” which led to her writing a poem based on “finding beauty in the mundane.”
The impactful poem was then set to Doherty’s music and played over a Cian McKenna-filmed video.
“I sat down in the up and down waves of isolation, when I let my brain go I started to write about how it feels to ‘wake up’ from a long depression. The relief when a tide starts to turn and things I’d given up on begin to seem possible again. Ellius asked Gemma Doherty to compose the soundtrack and she provided a gentle and gripping bed to speak over. I hope this piece can act as a reminder that it won’t always be like this.”