Soccer Mommy—twenty-two year-old Sophie Allison—launches Soccer Mommy & Friends Singles Series today. The singles series will see contributions from the likes of MGMT’s Andrew VanWyngarden, Beabadoobee and Beach Bunny, with new releases every two weeks, and kicks off today with Jay Som.
Check out Jay Som’s cover of Soccer Mommy’s song “lucy,” and Soccer Mommy’s cover of Jay Som’s “I Think You’re Alright” below…
“I had an extremely fun time recording the ‘lucy’ cover,” says Jay Som. “Sophie has such a special way of entwining catchy melodies and sometimes dark chord progressions. I feel very lucky to be a part of this comp!” Soccer Mommy continues, “I’m super excited to kick things off with this Jay Som collab because Melina really made such an awesome new version of ‘lucy’. I have also always loved her song ‘I Think You’re Alright,’ so it was great to get a chance to cover it. It has such a sweet tenderness to it that just makes you feel warm inside.”
All proceeds from Bandcamp sales from this series will be donated to Oxfam’s COVID-19 relief fund.. Oxfam is working with partners to reach more than 14 million people in nearly 50 countries and the US to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 in vulnerable communities and support people’s basic food needs and livelihoods. Women and girls usually bear a disproportionate burden of care in a crisis like this one, and Oxfam has a proven record of helping women cope during and recover after these crises in ways that allow them to be safer and stronger than ever. Oxfam has an anonymous donor who will match every dollar raised by this series, up to $5000, which will double the impact of each purchase.
Soccer Mommy released her triumphant second album, color theory, earlier this year via Loma Vista Recordings. With touring at a halt for the entire music industry, Soccer Mommy has found inventive ways to stay busy during quarantine. Combining her love of video games and performing, Soccer Mommy held a digital concert on the online gaming platform Club Penguin Rewritten a few weeks ago, with 10,000+ attendees (who all had to make their own penguin avatars to attend).
Soccer Mommy has also kicked off the NPR Tiny Desk At Home Series, performed on Pitchfork’s IG Live series, and released her very own Zoom backgrounds images. Soccer Mommy then embarked on another tour, of sorts: an 8-bit music video tour, hitting some of the cities she was meant to be currently passing through.