“swear jar” by Soak

"swear jar" by Soak is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day. The track is off the Irish their LP If I Never Know You Like This Again
"swear jar" by Soak is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day

Ahead of release of their new album If I Never Know You Like This Again…, SOAK has dropped the final single from the record. “swear jar.” The track touches on depression and the breakdown of a relationship. “I felt so disconnected from myself and life that I was starting to question if I’d ever truly been present or if I’d always been on autopilot,” Bridie Monds-Watson, aka SOAK explains of the inspiration behind the song.

If I Never… will be released by Rough Trade Records on May 20, and is the follow up to 2019’s Grim Town and SOAK’s 2015 debut Before We Forgot How to Dream. Bridie and long-time collaborator Tommy McLaughlin wrote most of the album while listening obsessively to indie bands like Broken Social Scene and Pavement, and Radiohead. They honed in on this new riff-led, mid-90s sound, “nerding out on guitars and pedals like moronic bros,” before recording it with the rest of the band in Attica Studios in Donegal.

“This record is the most accurate picture of me. I felt no pressure at all, it was almost like I was ranting as I was writing,” they explain.“When I was looking to the past, it was as though I had a big lottery ball of all my recent memories and I would just randomly select which one I wanted to unpack. It helped me to process my past.”

If I Never Know You Like This Again
Track List
Rough Trade Records

2. last july
3. bleach
4.get well soon
5. red-eye
6. guts
7. baby, you’re full of shit
8. pretzel
9. neptune
10. swear jar

Soak 2022 Tour Dates

May 25th – Dolan’s, Limerick
May 26th – Whelan’s, Dublin
May 28th – YES, Manchester
May 29th – The Caves, Edinburgh
May 31st – Village Underground, London
June 1st – Patterns, Brighton
June 2nd – Thekla, Bristol

Pre order If I Never Know You Like This Again by Soak HERE