If you're just discovering Soccer Mommy, feel lucky: the New York artist, whose real name is Sophie Allison, already has a decent-sized back catalog to delve into. Her music, which fits in nicely with the contemporary Bandcamp-rock underground, is hinged on the anxious intimacy of someone who has been up all night, thinking about love. This summer, Fat Possum will release Collection, a new compendium of Soccer Mommy songs. Today, The FADER is debuting her first-ever music video. It's for one of the mini-album's previously unreleased tracks, "Allison," an unhurried guitar jam.
"'Allison' is a song about feeling like you're putting yourself ahead of someone you love," Sophie told The FADER in an email. "It's probably one of the most personal songs on the album, which is why the video kind of focuses on me and my own solitude. I spent last year away from the person I was seeing and I focused a lot on my music and this song is kind of a reflection of the distance and loneliness I felt while spending time on my art."
Collection drops August 4. Pre-order it here.
Soccer Mommy tour dates:
7/14 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge +
7/16 - Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett %
7/17 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos #
7/18 - Vancouver, BC @ Venue #
7/19 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom #
7/21 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore #
8/2 - Brighton, UK @ The Hope
8/3 - London, UK @ The Islington
8/5 - London, UK @ Visions Festival
8/07 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair *
8/08 - Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom at The Outer Space *
8/16 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
8/18 - Washington D.C. @ 9:30 Club *
9/16 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern ^
9/17 - Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus ^
9/22 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church ^
9/24 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 ^
9/25 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade ^
+ w/ Jared & The Mill
% w/ Stef Chura
# w/ The Drums, Stef Chura
* w/ The Districts, Sam Evian
^ w/ Jay Som, Stef Chura
Thumbnail image by Ebru Yildiz.