Soccer Mommy

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Soccer Mommy
Soccer Mommy playing guitar and singing onstage
Allison performing as Soccer Mommy in 2019
Background information
Birth nameSophia Regina Allison[1]
Born (1997-05-27) May 27, 1997 (age 25)
Zürich, Switzerland
OriginNashville, Tennessee, U.S.
GenresIndie rock
Instrument(s)
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • drums
  • bass
  • saxophone
Years active2015–present
Labels
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

Sophia Regina Allison (born May 27, 1997), better known by her stage name Soccer Mommy, is an American singer-songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee.

History[edit]

Born in Zürich, Switzerland in 1997[2] to Michelle, an elementary school teacher, and John, a neuroscientist, Allison grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, where her parents moved when she was 2.[3] She attended Nashville School of the Arts, a specialty high school where she studied guitar and played in the swing band.[4]

She first began playing guitar at age six and started making music.[5] She began posting home-recorded songs to Bandcamp as Soccer Mommy in 2015, during the summer when she was about to leave for college. She then attended New York University, where she studied music business at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. While in college, Allison played her first show as Soccer Mommy at the community art space Silent Barn in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and shortly after landed a record deal with Fat Possum.[6] She dropped out of college after two years in 2017 to return to Nashville and pursue her music career.[7]

Her first full-length album as Soccer Mommy, For Young Hearts, was released in 2016 on Orchid Tapes.[8] Her second album, Collection, was released in 2017 on Fat Possum Records.[9][10][11][12][13] Her debut album proper, titled Clean, was released on March 2, 2018.[14]

She has toured with Stephen Malkmus, Mitski, Kacey Musgraves, Jay Som, Slowdive, Frankie Cosmos, Liz Phair, Phoebe Bridgers and others.[15] She joined Paramore and Foster the People on the first half of their 2018 summer tour.[16] Soccer Mommy opened for Vampire Weekend in the fall.[17] She also opened for a few shows for Wilco in the fall of 2019. In February 2020, she played at one of Bernie Sanders's presidential rallies and endorsed his 2020 presidential campaign.[18]

Influences[edit]

Allison cites musicians Natalie Imbruglia, Mitski, Slowdive, the Chicks, Taylor Swift and Avril Lavigne, as well as the cities of Nashville and New York, as influences.[19][5] Lavigne's Under My Skin (2004) was the first CD she ever owned.[5]

Allison has said that her music is influenced by pop music and she strives to include catchy elements in her songs.[20]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected information
Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[21]
US
Alt.

[22]
US
Heat.

[23]
US
Rock

[24]
SCO
[25]
UK
[26]
Clean
  • Released: March 2, 2018
  • Label: Fat Possum
  • Formats: LP, CD, digital download
Color Theory
  • Released: February 28, 2020
  • Label: Loma Vista, Concord
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette, digital download
142 7 2 22
Sometimes, Forever 137 14 1 14 95

Demo albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
US
Heat.

[23]
US
Indie

[28]
For Young Hearts
  • Released: June 17, 2016
  • Label: Orchid Tapes
  • Formats: Digital download
5 30

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Details
Collection
  • Released: August 4, 2017
  • Label: Fat Possum
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette, digital download
Soccer Mommy & Friends Singles Series
  • Released: July 2, 2020
  • Label: Loma Vista, Concord
  • Formats: Digital download

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Songs for the Recently Sad
  • Released: September 25, 2015
  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: Digital download
Songs from My Bedroom
  • Released: December 11, 2015
  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: Digital download
Songs from My Bedroom (pt. 2)
  • Released: January 26, 2016
  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: Digital download
Soccer Mommy on Audiotree Live
  • Released: October 10, 2017
  • Label: Audiotree Music
  • Formats: Digital download

Singles[edit]

Soccer Mommy singles
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
AAA

[29]
"Last Girl" / "Be Seeing You" 2017 Non-album singles
"Allison" Collection
"Inside Out"
"Your Dog" 2018 Clean
"Cool"
"Scorpio Rising"
"Mass Grave" (with Health) Disco4: Part I
"Henry" / "I'm on Fire" Non-album singles
"Blossom (Demo)" / "I'll Be Seeing You" 2019
"Feed" The Turning (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
"Lucy" Color Theory
"Yellow Is the Color of Her Eyes"
"Circle the Drain" 2020 18
"Bloodstream"
"Crawling in My Skin" / "Circle the Drain"
"Rom Com 2004" 2021 Non-album singles
"Rom Com 2021" (with Kero Kero Bonito)
"Shotgun" 2022 13 Sometimes, Forever
"Unholy Affliction"
"Bones"
"newdemo"

Notes[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated Work Result Ref
2021 Libera Awards Libera Award for Best Alternative Rock Record Color Theory Nominated [30]
Creative Packaging Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allison, Sophia Regina. "ASCAP Ace Search". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  2. ^ "A Swiss mixtape for your next road trip". Schweiz Tourismus. Retrieved June 26, 2022.
  3. ^ "Soccer Mommy Slays Her Demons". Pitchfork.com. April 5, 2022. Retrieved December 11, 2022.
  4. ^ "On Clean, Soccer Mommy Showcases How Disillusionment Can Lead to Growth". Nashville Scene. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "Soccer Mommy is 2018's chillest new rock star". The FADER. Retrieved March 5, 2018.
  6. ^ "An Interview With Soccer Mommy On Tender, Insolent Indie Rock Debut". UPROXX. March 5, 2018. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  7. ^ Pareles, Jon (February 28, 2018). "Soccer Mommy Confronts All the Disappointments of Love on 'Clean'". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved March 5, 2018.
  8. ^ Rettig, James (June 21, 2016). "Stream Soccer Mommy For Young Hearts". Stereogum. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  9. ^ Rytlewski, Evan. "Soccer Mommy: Collection". Pitchfork. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  10. ^ Lorusso, Marissa (May 16, 2017). "Songs We Love: Soccer Mommy, 'Out Worn'". NPR. NPR Music. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  11. ^ McDermott, Patrick. "Soccer Mommy Debuts "Allison," A Lonely-Sounding Song With A Video To Match". The Fader. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  12. ^ Duricy, Brian (August 7, 2017). "Soccer Mommy: Collection". PopMatters. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  13. ^ Daly, Rhian (July 28, 2017). "What's the deal with Soccer Mommy?". Time Out. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  14. ^ "Soccer Mommy announces new album 'Clean'". DIY. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  15. ^ "Soccer Mommy". Fat Possum Records. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  16. ^ "Paramore Touring With Jay Som, Soccer Mommy | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. April 12, 2018. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  17. ^ "Vampire Weekend Tour Adds Soccer Mommy, Chicano Batman & More as Opening Acts | Billboard". billboard.com. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  18. ^ D'Souza, Shaad (February 24, 2020). "Watch Soccer Mommy perform at a Bernie Sanders rally in Houston". Thefader.com. Retrieved February 24, 2020.
  19. ^ Kaplan, Ilana. "Soccer Mommy on How Nashville, Mitski & Taylor Swift Influenced Her Sound". Billboard. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  20. ^ "An Interview With Soccer Mommy On Tender, Insolent Indie Rock Debut". UPROXX. March 5, 2018. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  21. ^ Peaks on the Billboard 200:
  22. ^ "Chart Search: Soccer Mommy, ALT". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2020.
  23. ^ a b "Chart Search: Soccer Mommy, TLN". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2020.
  24. ^ "Chart Search: Soccer Mommy, RCK". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2020.
  25. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100 – 1 July 2022". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 1, 2022.
  26. ^ "Soccer Mommy | full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 2, 2022.
  27. ^ Helfand, Raphael (March 23, 2022). "Soccer Mommy announces Sometimes, Forever, shares 'Shotgun'". The Fader. Retrieved March 24, 2022.
  28. ^ "Chart Search: Soccer Mommy, IND". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2020.
  29. ^ "Chart Search: Soccer Mommy, AAA". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2020.
  30. ^ "A2IM names 2021 Libera indie music awards nominees [the full list]". Hypebot. March 23, 2021. Retrieved June 14, 2021.

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