Soccer Mommy

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Soccer Mommy
Soccer Mommy playing guitar and singing onstage
Soccer Mommy in 2018
Background information
Birth nameSophia Regina Allison[1]
Born1997/1998 (age 22–23)[2]
Switzerland[3]
OriginNashville, Tennessee, U.S.
GenresIndie rock
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • drums
  • bass
  • saxophone
Years active2015–present
Labels
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

Sophia Regina Allison, better known by her stage name Soccer Mommy, is a Swiss-born American singer-songwriter and musician from Nashville, Tennessee. Allison released her first studio album, Clean, on March 2, 2018. Her follow up, Color Theory, was released on February 28, 2020.

History[edit]

Allison was born in Switzerland on May 27, 1997,[3][4] and grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. She attended Nashville School of the Arts, a specialty high school where she studied guitar and played in the swing band.[5]

She first began playing guitar at age six and started making music.[6] 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.[7] She dropped out of college after two years in 2017 to return to Nashville and pursue her music career.[8]

Her first full-length album as Soccer Mommy, For Young Hearts, was released in 2016 on Orchid Tapes.[9] Her second album, Collection, was released in 2017 on Fat Possum Records.[10][11][12][13][14] Her debut album proper, titled Clean, was released on March 2, 2018.[15]

She has toured with Stephen Malkmus, Mitski, Kacey Musgraves, Jay Som, Slowdive, Frankie Cosmos, Liz Phair, Phoebe Bridgers and others.[16] She joined Paramore and Foster the People on the first half of their 2018 summer tour.[17] Soccer Mommy opened for Vampire Weekend in the fall.[18] 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.[19]

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.[20][6] Lavigne's Under My Skin was the first CD she ever owned.[6]

Allison has said that her music is influenced by pop music and she strives to include catchy elements in her songs.[21]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected information
Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[22]
US
Alt.

[23]
US
Heat.

[24]
US
Rock

[25]
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

Demo albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
US
Heat.

[24]
US
Indie

[26]
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

[27]
"Last Girl" / "Be Seeing You" 2017 Non-album singles
"Allison" Collection
"Inside Out"
"Your Dog" 2018 Clean
"Cool"
"Scorpio Rising"
"Mass Grave" (with Health) non-album single
"Henry" / "I'm on Fire"
"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"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allison, Sophia Regina. "ASCAP Ace Search". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Retrieved March 1, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Soccer Mommy on her biggest year yet - i-D". I-d.vice.com. 2019-04-24. Retrieved 2019-11-20. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b Ross, Danny. "Behind The Scenes With Indie Rock's Soccer Mommy". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-03-02.
  4. ^ Vozick-Levinson, Simon (2018-03-09). "Soccer Mommy: Indie Rock's New 'Chill But Kinda Sad' Hero". Rolling Stone Magazine. Retrieved 20 May 2019. 20-year-old singer-songwriter Sophie Allison CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "On Clean, Soccer Mommy Showcases How Disillusionment Can Lead to Growth". Nashville Scene. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  6. ^ a b c "Soccer Mommy is 2018's chillest new rock star". The FADER. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  7. ^ "An Interview With Soccer Mommy On Tender, Insolent Indie Rock Debut". UPROXX. 2018-03-05. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  8. ^ Pareles, Jon (2018-02-28). "Soccer Mommy Confronts All the Disappointments of Love on 'Clean'". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  9. ^ Rettig, James (2016-06-21). "Stream Soccer Mommy For Young Hearts". Stereogum. Retrieved 2 December 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ Rytlewski, Evan. "Soccer Mommy: Collection". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2 December 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ Lorusso, Marissa. "Songs We Love: Soccer Mommy, 'Out Worn'". NPR Music. Retrieved 2 December 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ McDermott, Patrick. "Soccer Mommy Debuts "Allison," A Lonely-Sounding Song With A Video To Match". The Fader. Retrieved 2 December 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ Duricy, Brian. "Soccer Mommy: Collection". PopMatters. Retrieved 2 December 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ Daly, Rhian (28 July 2017). "What's the deal with Soccer Mommy?". Time Out. Retrieved 5 December 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "Soccer Mommy announces new album 'Clean'". DIY. Retrieved 10 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ "Soccer Mommy". Fat Possum Records. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  17. ^ "Paramore Touring With Jay Som, Soccer Mommy | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  18. ^ "Vampire Weekend Tour Adds Soccer Mommy, Chicano Batman & More as Opening Acts | Billboard". billboard.com. Retrieved 2019-01-02.
  19. ^ D'Souza, Shaad (February 24, 2020). "Watch Soccer Mommy perform at a Bernie Sanders rally in Houston". thefader.com. The Fader. Retrieved February 24, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  20. ^ Kaplan, Ilana. "Soccer Mommy on How Nashville, Mitski & Taylor Swift Influenced Her Sound". Billboard. Retrieved 2 December 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  21. ^ "An Interview With Soccer Mommy On Tender, Insolent Indie Rock Debut". UPROXX. 2018-03-05. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  22. ^ "Chart Search: Soccer Mommy, TLP". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  23. ^ "Chart Search: Soccer Mommy, ALT". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  24. ^ a b "Chart Search: Soccer Mommy, TLN". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  25. ^ "Chart Search: Soccer Mommy, RCK". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  26. ^ "Chart Search: Soccer Mommy, IND". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  27. ^ "Chart Search: Soccer Mommy, AAA". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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