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NEWS: Soccer Mommy announce new album and share lead single ‘Shotgun’

Soccer Mommy has confirmed details of her new album, Sometimes, Forever, released on June 24th via Loma Vista. Produced by Daniel Lopatin of Oneohtrix Point Never, it looks set to be one of the most anticipated albums of the summer and is a fresh reminder of the increasingly sophisticated songwriting of Sophie Allison. 

The first peek into Allison’s boldest and most adventurous work yet is the lead single ‘Shotgun’. Revolving around a catchy, repetative guitar line and a drum pattern that channels childish hand-claps, the track is the ideal gateway into the new album. The lyrics liken the manifestation of romance to a chemical high, without the unpleasant comedown. “‘Shotgun’ is all about the joys of losing yourself in love,” explains Allison. “I wanted it to capture the little moments in a relationship that stick with you.”  Watch the video below.

To support her vision for Sometimes, Forever, Allison enlisted producer Daniel Lopatin, a.k.a Oneohtrix Point Never, whose recent credits include the Uncut Gems movie score and The Weeknd’s chart-topping Dawn FM. While the pairing might seem an odd mix, they do share creative similarities; both artists are looking to utilise memory-triggering sounds and melodies to make music that transcends its influences. On Sometimes, Forever, Lopatin raids his boundless bank of synth sounds and diligent knack for arranging to complement Allison’s songs.

The album flits between contradictory states of mind.  Allison understands that Sometimes, Forever is lyrically dark, with despondent imagery haunting even its most upbeat passages. Fully aware of the changing nature of human emotions and how these nuances can influence the finished product, she says, “I didn’t want to make something super depressing without any sense of magic.” 

 Soccer Mommy returns to the UK for two runs in September, flanked by some European shows. Dates are:

31st August – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms

1st September – Brighton, Chalk

3rd September – Bristol, UK, Trinity

20th September – Manchester, O2 Ritz

21st September – Cardiff, Tramshed 

22nd September – London, O2 Forum

23rd September – Birmingham, The Castle & Falcon

24th September – Glasgow, Queen Margaret Union

Photo: Sophie Hur

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