New Release & Video: Soccer Mommy – Bloodstream

Photo Credit: Brian Ziff

On Friday, Soccer Mommy—twenty-two year-old Sophie Allison—will release her new album, color theory. Leading up to its release later this week, she shares one final song off of the record today, the album opener “bloodstream,” alongside a Bella Clark-animated video.

Take a watch below…

Sophie Allison on color theory: “i want the record to feel like a relic from the past that’s been damaged and degraded with age, because it kind of represents the problems that i’ve developed as i’ve grown up, and how they’ve changed me. the album centers around three different sections that are signified by three colors: blue, yellow, and gray.

blue symbolizes sadness and depression. the songs in this section are bloodstream, circle the drain. royal screw up, and night swimming; these all represent different parts of sadness/depression. the next section yellow, which symbolizes sickness – both physical and mental. these songs are crawling in my skin, yellow is the color of my eyes, and up the walls. this section is about my anxiety, my mother’s terminal illness, paranoia, and how all of those things have affected my relationships with people. the third and final section is gray, which represents darkness, emptiness, and loss. these songs (lucy, stain, and gray light) are about a fear of death, inner demons, and trauma.

color theory circles around these main three themes, but it is also about youth and aging, and how these problems develop and affect you as you grow up.”

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.

Soccer Mommy has been touring non-stop for the past few years, opening for the likes of Kacey Musgraves, Vampire Weekend, Paramore, Wilco and Liz Phair, selling out countless headline shows. She recently announced a huge international tour, starting in a few weeks in North America and stopping at some of the biggest venues Allison has ever headlined, including a run of UK dates including London’s Electric Ballroom on 18th June. See below to find a show near you…

03/16 – 03/22 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/26 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
03/27 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
03/28 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club
03/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
04/03 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
04/04 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
04/05 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
04/07 – Montreal, QC @ L’Astral
04/08 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
04/09 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
04/11 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
04/17 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
04/18 – Madison, WI @ Majestic
04/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
04/22 – Denver, CO @ Gothic
04/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Commonwealth Room
04/25 – Boise, ID @ Deathproof Coffee
04/26 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
04/27 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
04/29 – San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore
04/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda
05/01 – San Diego, CA @ The Stage Room at UCSD
05/02 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
05/03 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
05/05 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
05/06 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
05/07 – Dallas, TX @ Granada
05/09 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
05/17 – Guadalajara, MX @ Corona Capital Festival
06/04 – Oslo, Norway @ Parkteatret
06/05 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Slaktkyrkan
06/06 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Hotel Cecil
06/08 – Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow
06/09 – Berlin, Germany @ Frannz Club
06/11 – Koln, Germany @ Bumann & Sohn
06/12 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival
06/13 – Brussels, Belgium @ La Botanique
06/15 – Paris, France @ Petit Bain
06/16 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
06/18 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
06/19 – Bristol, UK @ Trinity
06/20 – Birmingham, UK @ The Castle & Falcon
06/22 – Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall
06/23 – Glasgow, UK @ St. Luke’s
06/24 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
06/25 – Leicester, UK @ O2 Academy Leicester
06/28 – London, UK @ Finsbury Park
06/30 – Dublin, IE @ Trinity College
07/02 – Barcelona, SP @ Vida Festival
07/17 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
08/02 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival

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