Nashville native Soccer Mommy (a.k.a. Sophie Allison) released “lucy,” her first new song since her 2018 breakout debut album Clean, earlier this fall. Showcasing a bolder sound, more advanced production, and Allison’s masterful songwriting and wordplay kicked up a notch, “lucy” is now followed by a 7+ minute epic called “yellow is the color of her eyes.” “‘yellow is the color of her eyes’ is a song that is really important to me,” Allison explains. “The song was inspired by a time when I was on the road constantly and I felt like I was losing time – specifically with my mother. It’s also a song that I feel really showcases my writing when it comes to instrumentation, so it’s one that makes me really proud.” The track, which features Mary Lattimore on harp, is out now alongside a stunning short film by Her Smell director Alex Ross Perry. Watch the film HERE, and buy or stream “yellow is the color of her eyes” HERE.
Alex Ross Perry on the short film:
“The challenge of creating a 7-minute piece was daunting and irresistible in equal measure. Having just completed a film for which the color-coded design of it’s various acts was of the utmost importance, Sophie’s idea of collaborating on a short-form film to compliment her similarly-conceived new music was irresistible.
“Running with her idea of locations evoking where she wrote this song, the concept couldn’t have announced itself more boldly. To that, I shared images from Breaking the Waves and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It wasn’t until we got the footage back that I realized a dash of first-scene-of-Inception had snuck in there, as well.”
Soccer Mommy has been touring non-stop for the past few years, opening for the likes of Kacey Musgraves, Vampire Weekend, Paramore, Wilco and Liz Phair, selling out countless headline shows, and making her festival debuts at Coachella, Governor’s Ball, Primavera Sound, and more. Today she announces a massive world tour, starting in March 2020 in North America and stopping at some of the biggest venues Allison has ever headlined, including New York’s Brooklyn Steel on April 3rd and Los Angeles’ Fonda Theatre on April 30th. A Seated pre-sale will begin tomorrow at 10 am locally, a Spotify pre-sale on Thursday from 10am-10-pm locally, with general on-sale starting Friday at 10 am locally. See below to find a show near you, and get your tickets HERE.
12/28 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works #
3/26 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse*
3/27- Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle*
3/28- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club*
3/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer*
4/3 – Brooklyn NY @ Brooklyn Steel*
4/4 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club*
4/7 – Montreal, QC @ L’Astral*
4/8 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre*
4/9 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop*
4/11 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall*
4/17 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall^
4/18 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre^
4/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue^
4/22 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre^
4/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Commonwealth Room^