Soccer Mommy—twenty-two year-old Sophie Allison—recently launched her Soccer Mommy & Friends Singles Series. The singles series kicked off with Soccer Mommy and Jay Som releasing covers of each other’s songs, which they discussed further on NPR’s All Songs Considereda few weeks ago, and continues today with Allison and Beabadoobee sharing demos of previously released songs. Stream, purchase or download Beabadoobee’s “If You Want To” demo, and Soccer Mommy’s “night swimming” demo via Bandcamp HERE.
Soccer Mommy says, “I wanted to put this demo out because I like how stripped back and simple it is. It’s not that far off from the album version but it just kind of gets to the core of the song.”
“I’m excited to be a part of this compilation with Soccer Mommy,” says Beabadoobee. “We met last year in London and have a lot of musical similarities. I’m honoured to help in any way with the proceeds going to charities for Covid and BLM. My song on the compilation is an original demo of ‘If You Want To’ recorded in London before recording the full band version.”
The Bandcamp net profits from the Soccer Mommy & Friends Singles Series were initially going entirely to Oxfam’s COVID relief fund, but moving forward will be split between Oxfam and National Bail Out to help the important fight against police brutality and systematic racism. Oxfam has an anonymous donor who will match every dollar raised for them by this series, up to $5000, which will double the impact of your purchase.
In addition to the already-released JaySom and Beabadoobee collaborations, the Soccer Mommy & Friends Singles Series will feature upcoming releases with MGMT’s Andrew VanWyngarden and SASAMI (Please note: Beach Bunny was previously confirmed).