Soccer Mommy has returned with a new single, “rom com 2004,” her first new music since she released the critically acclaimed color theory in 2020. The new track was roduced and mixed by BJ Burton, know for his work with acclaimed artists such as Bon Iver, Sylvan Esso, Empress Of, Charli XCX, Banks, James Blake, and more.
The new track features retro, 80s video game-inspired cover art and a decidedly lo-fi musical style. Over crunchy guitars, Soccer Mommy―born Sophie Allison―slowly warms up before her guitar breaks through the fuzz and delivers an epic, shoegaze-y chorus. The song moves back and forth between these two sections, building and releasing tension with masterful restraint. Allison says of the track: “I wrote this song a while back and made a poppy demo for it. Then I told BJ to destroy it.”
The release of “rom com 2004” wraps up an exciting few months for Soccer Mommy. Back in April, she announced a highly anticipated tour. With support from Squirrel Flower and Emily Reo, Soccer Mommy will hit major markets like Atlanta, New York, Austin, LA, and Seattle. Many of the shows have been rescheduled from 2020, and tickets to the previous gigs will be honored on these new dates.
In June, DC Comics and Loma Vista Recordings released Soccer Mommy’s contribution to the Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack. Her track, “Kissing in the Rain” was featured along a number of other pre-release singles, such as HEALTH’s “ANTI-LIFE FT. CHINO MORENO,” Manchester Orchestra’s “Never Ending,” Denzel Curry’s “Bad Luck,” Chelsea Wolfe’s “Diana,” Maria Brink’s “Meet Me In The Fire ft. Andy Biersack,” and Mastodon’s “Forged by Neron.”
Soccer Mommy’s last album, color theory was adored by fans and lauded by critics across the globe. Says NME, “Allison is a master at painting vivid pictures with lyrics, coupling earworm melodies and warm instrumentation with shattering words that pack an emotional punch. The rich imagery that shone on Clean remains a highlight of Soccer Mommy’s music; only this time it feels like Allison is delving into far more private subject matter.”