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Soccer Mommy Shares ‘Circle The Drain,’ The Breezy Lead Single From Her New Album, ‘Color Theory’

The last we heard from Soccer Mommy (real name Sophie Allison) was “Feed,” a dark and creepy song about a demon eating her body. Now, she has a new song called “Circle The Drain,” and it goes in basically the exact opposite direction. The track is a warm and breezy indie-rocker that is a natural evolution from her 2018 album Clean.

“Circle The Drain” is the lead single from Soccer Mommy’s just announced upcoming album, Color Theory, which is set for release on February 28. According to press materials, the album “explores three central themes: blue, representing sadness and depression; yellow, symbolizing physical and emotional illness; and, finally, gray, representing darkness, emptiness and loss.”

Allison said of the album, “I wanted the experience of listening to color theory to feel like finding a dusty old cassette tape that has become messed up over time, because that’s what this album is: an expression of all the things that have slowly degraded me personally. The production warps, the guitar solos occasionally glitch, the melodies can be poppy and deceptively cheerful. To me, it sounds like the music of my childhood distressed and, in some instances, decaying.”

Watch the “Circle The Drain” video above, and below, find the Color Theory art and tracklist, as well as Soccer Mommy’s upcoming tour dates.

Loma Vista Recordings

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

03/16-22 — Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/26 — Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse *
03/27 — Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *
03/28 — Washington, DC @ 930 Club *
03/31 — Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
04/03 — Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel *
04/04 — Boston, MA @ Paradise *
04/07 — Montreal, QC @ L’Astral *
04/08 — Toronto, ON @ Phoenix *
04/09 — Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *
04/11 — Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall *
04/17 — St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall ^
04/18 — Madison, WI @ Majestic ^
04/19 — Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave ^
04/22 — Denver, CO @ Gothic ^
04/24 — Salt Lake City, UT @ The Commonwealth Room ^
04/25 — Boise, ID @ Deathproof Coffee ^
04/26 — Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom ^
04/27 — Seattle, WA @ Neumos ^
04/29 — San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore ^
04/30 — Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda ^
05/01 — San Diego, CA @ The Stage Room at UCSD ^
05/02 — Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom ^
05/03 — Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf ^
05/05 — Austin, TX @ Emo’s ^
05/06 — Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall ^
05/07 — Dallas, TX @ Granada ^
05/09 — Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
06/04 — Oslo, Norway @ Parkteatret
06/05 — Stockholm, Sweden @ Slaktkyrkan
06/06 — Copenhagen, Denmark @ Hotel Cecil
06/08 — Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow
06/09 — Berlin, Germany @ Frannz Club
06/11 — Koln, Germany @ Bumann & Sohn
06/13 — Brussels, Belgium @ La Botanique
06/15 — Paris, France @ Petit Bain
06/16 — Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
06/18 — London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
06/19 — Bristol, UK @ Trinity
06/20 — Birmingham, UK @ The Castle & Falcon
06/22 — Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall
06/23 — Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
06/24 — Manchester, UK @ Gorilla

* with Tomberlin
^ with Emily Reo

Color Theory is out 02/28 via Loma Vista Recordings. Pre-order it here.

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