Soccer Mommy: ‘Yellow has always been something I've connected to sickness, but also to a kind of madness’

For art-rocker Sophie Allison, blue is the colour – but so are grey and yellow, on her beguiling new album

15th March, 2020
Soccer Mommy: ‘Yellow has always been something I've connected to sickness, but also to a kind of madness’
Sophie Allison, aka Soccer Mommy: a compelling chronicler of millennial struggle. Picture: Brian Ziff

Sophie Allison is an artist of contrasts. Color Theory – the second album proper from the Nashville indie-rock star, who releases her music under the name Soccer Mommy – blends sorrowful themes of grief and loss with the blissful production of early 2000s pop. Where her debut album Clean explored the solitude of bedroom-rock, her latest offering affixes a fuller production to the darker side of her psyche.

“I still hold on to the things...

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