Soccer Mommy / Color Theory
Album: Color Theory   Collection:General
Artist:Soccer Mommy   Added:Mar 2020
Label:Loma Vista  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2020-08-17 Pull Date: 2020-10-19

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 26, 2024: Phone Scam
Yellow Is The Color Of Her Eyes
4. Dec 09, 2021: Magnetized Toner (rebroadcast from Sep 3, 2020)
Circle The Drain
2. Aug 25, 2023: KZSU Time Traveler
Circle The Drain
5. Jan 08, 2021: KZSU Time Traveler Top 37 of 2020
Circle The Drain
3. Apr 30, 2022: Lunar Echoes
Circle The Drain, Bloodstream (Radio Edit)
6. Oct 30, 2020: KZSU Time Traveler
Night Swimming

Album Review
Francis D
Reviewed 2020-07-18
“Color Theory” Soccer Mommy
“Chill, but sad” indie pop-rock. Sophia Regina Allison is a 22-year-old singer-songwriter from Nashville who goes by the name, Soccer Mommy. This is the follow-up to her critically acclaimed 2018 debut, Clean, and it’s earning similar high praise. Allison has dealt with serious depression and anxiety since adolescence, and her mom has been fighting cancer for many years. This is reflected in the introspective, raw, painfully honest lyrics. Musically, the songs feature bright, clean melodies — with complex arrangements that layer guitars and effects, synths or strings, and backing vocals. RIYL: Mitski, Jay Som, Phoebe Bridgers, and Avril Lavigne.
— Francis

Recommended: 2, 1, 6, 8, 4. Radio-friendly edit on Track 1.

1. (5:37) Bloodstream (Radio Edit) – Steady, strummed acoustic guitar. Crying electric guitar overlaid. High, dream-like vocals about childhood happiness vs. adult challenges and depression. Distortion at end. ***
2. (4:40) Circle The Drain – Poppy and upbeat bop, but with lyrics that are pretty bleak at times. Cascading guitar and synth, with a skipping beat. Nice backing vocals in the chorus. ****
3. (4:08) Royal Screw Up – Spare and halting at start. Strummed acoustic guitar. Draggy vocals. Drums added in the middle. Discordant strings.
4. (4:17) Night Swimming – Quiet with jangly guitar and wistful, reverbed vocals. Samples of people walking on a busy street — meant to convey that a person can be alone even in the midst of a crowd. ***
5. (4:18) Crawling In My Skin – Mid-tempo with more energy. Prominent drumbeat with jangly and sometimes fuzzy guitars. Shimmery waterfall riffs.
6. (7:15) Yellow Is The Color Of Her Eyes – Epic, anthemic. Stately beat. Soaring, angelic vocals over pulsing bass or synth bass and guitar washes. Gets distorted toward the very end. ***
7. (2:44) Up The Walls – Lighter and almost jazzy. Rapidly strummed guitar. Floating vocals. Slapping rhythm. Intermittent swirling synths and strings.
8. (4:57) Lucy – Bigger jangle. Deliberate, stop-and-go drum track. Edgier feeling. Distortion and angry lyrics. ***
9. (3:00) Stain – Pensive, measured strumming. Ominous melody. Sorrowful vocals over synth strings or full orchestration.
10. (3:17) Gray Light – Quiet reflection on our mortality. Drudge-y, rather depressing closer ruminating on her mom’s long battle with illness.

Track Listing
1. Bloodstream (Radio Edit)   6. Yellow Is The Color Of Her Eyes
2. Circle The Drain   7. Up The Walls
3. Royal Screw Up   8. Lucy
4. Night Swimming   9. Stain
5. Crawling In My Skin   10. Gray Light