NEWS: Soccer Mommy announces second album 'color theory'

NEWS: Soccer Mommy announces second album ‘color theory’

 Soccer Mommy twenty-two year-old Sophie Allison has announced her second album, color theory. Confronting the ongoing mental health and familial trials that have plagued Allison since pre-pubescence, color theory explores three central themes: blue, representing sadness and depression;yellow, symbolizing physical and emotional illness; and, finally, gray, representing darkness, emptiness and loss. Written mostly while on tour and recorded in Allison’s hometown of Nashville at Alex The Great, color theory was produced by Gabe Wax (who also produced Clean), mixed by Lars Stalfors (Mars Volta, HEALTH, St. Vincent), and features the live Soccer Mommy band on studio recording for the first time, with a live take at the foundation of almost every track.

color theory will be released on 28th February via Loma Vista, and the album’s lead single ‘circle the drain’ is out today. Watch its Atiba Jefferson-directed (American Football, Turnstile, TV On The Radio, Dinosaur Jr.) music video that was shot at an abandoned waterpark in Palm Springs and features pro-skateboarders Sean Malto, Jake Anderson, Curren Caples, and Nicole Hause here:

Soccer Mommy has been been touring non-stop for the past few years, opening for the likes of Kacey Musgraves, Vampire Weekend, Paramore, Wilco and Liz Phair, selling out countless headline shows, and making her festival debuts at Coachella, Governor’s Ball, Primavera Sound, and more.

Recently she announced a full run of European dates for 2020, starting in Oslo on 4th June, taking in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Berlin, Koln, Brussels, Paris, then to the UK for Brighton, London’s Electric Ballroom on 18th June, Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow and finishing up in Manchester on the 24th.

For Sophie Allison, color theory is a distillation of hard-won catharsis. “I wanted the experience of listening to color theory to feel like finding a dusty old cassette tape that has become messed up over time, because that’s what this album is: an expression of all the things that have slowly degraded me personally,” Allison says. “The production warps, the guitar solos occasionally glitch, the melodies can be poppy and deceptively cheerful. To me, it sounds like the music of my childhood distressed and, in some instances, decaying.”


1. bloodstream

2. circle the drain

3. royal screw up

4. night swimming

5. crawling in my skin

6. yellow is the color of her eyes

7. up the walls

8. lucy

9. stain

10. gray light


European Tour dates  

4th June – Oslo, Norway @ Parkteatret

5th June – Stockholm, Sweden @ Slaktkyrkan

6th June – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Hotel Cecil

8th June – Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow

9th June – Berlin, Germany @ Frannz Club

11th June – Koln, Germany @ Bumann & Sohn

13th June – Brussels, Belgium @ La Botanique

15th June – Paris, France @ Petit Bain

16th June – Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2

18th June – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom

19th June – Bristol, UK @ Trinity

20th June – Birmingham, UK @ The Castle & Falcon

22nd June – Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall

23rd June – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo

24th June – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla


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