On the playlist: SOAK - Fingers Crossed
A look at the Radio 1 playlist this week and you'll see the name of Soak, the singer songwriter whose song Fingers Crossed has been chosen for the weekly BBC Introducing slot on the playlist. Find out more about her below and listen to Fingers Crossed at your leisure.
Hometown: Derry-based Bridie Monds-Watson goes by the name of SOAK, a hotly tipped Northern Irish act who we saw recently perform on a very cold rooftop as part of Belfast Music Week (she's in the centre of the photo above).
Style: The 16 year-old singer certainly lets her tunes do the talking. Matching her dimunative figure, SOAK cuts a fragile image on stage and on record and Fingers Crossed is a tender, heartfelt track folk laid bare across a simple acoustic guitar accompaniment. Handled with care.
You need to know: She may be 16 but SOAK already has two EPs to her name. The first, Trains, was released last March and the second, Sea Creatures, which features Fingers Crossed, followed a few months later in July.
Supported by: So many of SOAK's tracks have been played by BBC Radio Ulster's Across The Line programme and their support led to plays on BBC Radio 1's Introducing show with Jen Long and Ally McCrae.
Find out more: SOAK is always updating her status on her official Facebook page.