SOAK’s third outing sees the Irish songwriter once again working with collaborator and fellow ‘guitar nerd’ Tommy McLaughlin. The resulting ten tracks take their cues from ‘90s alt-rock’s more mellow side, ebbing and flowing between reflection and immediacy. There’s the powerful, drum-filled opening of ‘Last July’; ‘Bleach’ and ‘Get Well Soon’, which both deftly juxtapose bright sounds with introspective lyricism; before the cinematic ‘Pretzel’. There’s a strong sense of vulnerability that shines through much of ‘If I Never Know You Like This Again’. For anyone who’s long fallen for the Derry native’s charms, third time’s a winner - for anyone who finds comfort in revelling in stripped-back melancholy, it’s a dream.
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