Soccer Mommy

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Soccer Mommy
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Soccer Mommy in 2018
Background information
Birth nameSophie Allison
Born (1997-05-27) May 27, 1997 (age 22)[1]
Switzerland
OriginNashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active2015–present
Labels
Websitesoccermommyband.com

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

History[edit]

Allison was born in Switzerland in the late 1990s[2] and grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. She attended Nashville School of the Arts, a speciality high school where she studied guitar and played in the swing band.[3]

She first picked up a guitar at age six, which prompted her to start making music.[4] She began posting home-recorded songs to Bandcamp as Soccer Mommy in 2015, during the summer when she was about to leave for college at 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.[5] She dropped out of college after two years in 2017 to return to Nashville and pursue her music career.[6]

Since beginning her career as Soccer Mommy, Allison has released two full-length albums. Her first, For Young Hearts, was released in 2016 on Orchid Tapes.[7] Her second album, Collection, was released in 2017 on Fat Possum Records.[8][9][10][11][12] Her debut album proper, titled Clean, was released on March 2, 2018.[13]

She has toured with Stephen Malkmus, Mitski, Kacey Musgraves, Jay Som, Slowdive, Frankie Cosmos, Liz Phair, Phoebe Bridgers and others.[14] She recently joined Paramore and Foster the People on the first half of their 2018 summer tour.[15]

Influences[edit]

Allison cites musicians Mitski, Taylor Swift and Avril Lavigne as well as the cities of Nashville and New York as influences.[16][4] Lavigne's Under My Skin was the first CD she ever owned.[4]

Allison has said that her music is influenced by pop music and she strives to include catchy elements in her songs.[17]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles and EPs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://i-d.vice.com/en_us/article/zmpvp8/soccer-mommy-coachella-interview
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ "On Clean, Soccer Mommy Showcases How Disillusionment Can Lead to Growth". Nashville Scene. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  4. ^ a b c "Soccer Mommy is 2018's chillest new rock star". The FADER. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  5. ^ "An Interview With Soccer Mommy On Tender, Insolent Indie Rock Debut". UPROXX. 2018-03-05. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Rettig, James (2016-06-21). "Stream Soccer Mommy For Young Hearts". Stereogum. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  8. ^ Rytlewski, Evan. "Soccer Mommy: Collection". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  9. ^ Lorusso, Marissa. "Songs We Love: Soccer Mommy, 'Out Worn'". NPR Music. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  10. ^ McDermott, Patrick. "Soccer Mommy Debuts "Allison," A Lonely-Sounding Song With A Video To Match". The Fader. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  11. ^ Duricy, Brian. "Soccer Mommy: Collection". PopMatters. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  12. ^ Daly, Rhian (28 July 2017). "What's the deal with Soccer Mommy?". Time Out. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  13. ^ "Soccer Mommy announces new album 'Clean'". DIY. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Soccer Mommy". Fat Possum Records. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  15. ^ "Paramore Touring With Jay Som, Soccer Mommy | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  16. ^ Kaplan, Ilana. "Soccer Mommy on How Nashville, Mitski & Taylor Swift Influenced Her Sound". Billboard. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  17. ^ "An Interview With Soccer Mommy On Tender, Insolent Indie Rock Debut". UPROXX. 2018-03-05. Retrieved 2018-03-06.

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