Next week is the annual loved-up romance fest. Yep, it’s almost Valentine’s Day. Soak isn’t feeling it, though.
Today, Bridie Monds-Watson has shared new song ‘Valentine Shmalentine’, taken from upcoming second album ‘Grim Town’.
She says the song is “the result of both giving into hallmark and being a dramatic bitch.”
‘Grim Town’ is, Bridie explains, “a dystopia that I’ve created in my brain: me on the inside, processed into a pretend location. The way I could wrap my head around a lot of what I was going through was to make it feel like something quite physical and real. Once I had the idea of the album being an actual location, exploring the dynamics of this town and what it would look or sound like felt like the right way to give my mental state a personality.”
She’s set to take the record on tour in the UK in May, finishing with a London show at Islington Assembly Hall.
View the tour dates and listen to ‘Valentine Shmalentine’ below.
06 Kendal, Library
10 Manchester, Band on the Wall
11 Leeds, Wardrobe
12 Glasgow, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
14 Birmingham, Hare and Hounds
15 Oxford, O2 Academy2 Oxford
16 Bristol, Thekla
17 London, Islington Assembly Hall
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