credit: Brian Ziff
Soccer Mommy—twenty-two year-old Nashville native Sophie Allison—released her breakout debut album Clean in 2018, earning mass critical acclaim. Since then, she has toured with the likes of Kacey Musgraves, Vampire Weekend, Paramore, Wilco, and Liz Phair, made her festival debuts at Coachella, Gov Ball and Primavera Sound, and signed to Loma Vista Recordings. Now, Soccer Mommy prepares to release her triumphant sophomore album, color theory, on February 28th. 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.