Sophie Allison has shared color theory, her latest album as Soccer Mommy, which is a magnetic collection of 10 tracks that calls upon the music of her childhood.
“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 explains in a statement. “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.”
The new album truly highlights Soccer Mommy’s growth as an artist, showing her finesse as a shoegazey indie musician, while still reflecting on and commemorating her past. The album is perfectly varied, from the combination of both acoustic and electric guitars on “lucy” to the extravagant, seven-minute track “yellow is the color of her eyes,” to the hazy, classic early 2000’s ballad, “circle the drain.” This nostalgic collection of tunes is one you’re definitely going to find yourself coming back to over and over, as it has a perfect balance of bright instrumentals and dark, vulnerable lyricism.
Stream color theory below.
Catch Soccer Mommy at the Phoenix Concert Theatre on April 8th, 2020.