Soccer Mommy (aka Sophie Allison) is readying her first album on Fat Possum, as Clean is set for release on March 2nd following years of cultivating a following on Bandcamp with her DIY recordings. She shared the groove-laden single “Your Dog” earlier this month, and now she’s back with a new taste of her upcoming record, titled “Cool,” a bright indie rock cut with a chorus as jubilant as it is rooted in insecurity.
Allison says of “Cool”:
“The song focuses on this other person who’s desirable and cool, and it shows how sometimes you can romanticize the idea of being different than you are. It comes from a place of insecurity and idealization, which is a feeling that hangs over a lot of the album.”
Allison also says that she felt a greater responsibility to herself while making this album than she had crafting her previous material:
“I’d never made a full album before, just EPs and random tracks thrown together. I wanted it to be a lot more cohesive than the rest of the stuff that came before. I wanted to make something that was a full piece of my life, that addressed similar themes and held together as a whole.”
Listen to “Cool” above, and learn more about her upcoming album here.