She's Influenced by Tegan and Sara
When SOAK was 14, she discovered Tegan and Sara, and as well as inspiring her music, they helped her become more comfortable in her own skin. "Through associating with the school gays and feeling like I belonged for the first time, someone sent me a YouTube link to a Tegan and Sara song. (Typical, I know)," she jokingly told Under the Radar in May 2019. "I then went on to find their album The Con, it changed how I viewed music and showed me the whole spectrum of emotion that was achievable through self-expression. It remains one of my favourite albums ever."
Because she connected to their music on such a personal level, SOAK wasn't too happy about sharing her new favourite band with her brother, who also admired Tegan and Sara. "My little brother is also gay," she told The Line of Best Fit, "and he was like, 'They're my band too,' and I'd be like, 'No they're not!' Every time I'd hear it in his room I'd be like, 'Turn it off!'"