Soccer Mommy, AKA Sophie Allison, has unveiled “newdemo,” the latest track from her highly anticipated forthcoming album Sometimes, Forever. The project, which was produced by Oneohtrix Point Never’s Daniel Lopatin, is out June 24 via Loma Vista Recordings.
The weightless song spins delicately layered harmonies and mystical synths into an end-of-the-world reverie; the impending apocalypse has never sounded so beautiful. “I didn’t want to make something super depressing without any sense of magic,” Sophie explains. “We played around with the space to make the song feel vast, so ‘newdemo’ had a huge transformation in the studio. It’s one of my favorites off of the record.” The song premiered today alongside a conversation with Zane Lowe on Apple Music.
Sometimes, Forever and its early singles have already received heaps of praise. “newdemo” follows lead track “Shotgun,” the spellbinding “Unholy Affliction,” and album opener “Bones,” which received an Alex Ross Perry-directed music video.
Originally written for a rom com, “Bones” is a track that Sophie Allison loved so much she decided not to submit it to the film and keep it for this album instead, and it’s clear why. “Bones” is quintessential Soccer Mommy, featuring sparkling production that highlights the strength of the band as they tear through a dynamic breakdown that nods to the 90s.
“Bones is a song about struggling with the parts of yourself that you don’t like in a relationship,” Allison explains. “It’s about wanting to become better for someone and feeling like you’re standing in your own way.” Alongside the single is a new music video from director Alex Ross Perry (Her Smell, Golden Exits), who also directed a Soccer Mommy video for color theory highlight “yellow is the color of her eyes.”
Inspired by the concept that neither sorrow nor happiness is permanent, Sometimes, Forever is a fresh peek into the mind of an artist who synthesizes everything—retro sounds, personal tumult, the relatable disorder of modern life—into original music that feels built to last a long time. Maybe even forever.