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Soccer Mommy announces new LP with lead offering "circle the drain"

14 January 2020, 15:02 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Soccer Mommy has finally announced her highly-anticipated second record color theory, alongside sharing the nostalgic lead single "circle the drain".

"circle the drain" is the first single from Soccer Mommy, aka Sophie Allison, since last month's "Feed", which will feature on The Turning film soundtrack.

color theory, the follow up to 2018's Clean, will also feature last year's singles "yellow is the color of her eyes" and "lucy".

Allison says of her new record, "I wanted the experience of listening to color theory to feel like finding a dusty old cassette tape that has become messed up over time, because that’s what this album is: an expression of all the things that have slowly degraded me personally. The production warps, the guitar solos occasionally glitch, the melodies can be poppy and deceptively cheerful. To me, it sounds like the music of my childhood distressed and, in some instances, decaying."

According to a press release, color theory is split into three sections/colours, the first being blue, which represents melancholy and Allison's experience with depression. The second colour is yellow, which highlights both mental and physical illness. The third is grey, which addresses the fear of loss. Allison says, "Watching my parents age and witnessing sickness take its toll made me think a lot about the cycle of life, and forced me to confront the paranoid sense that death is coming for me."


  1. bloodstream
  2. circle the drain
  3. royal screw up
  4. night swimming
  5. crawling in my skin
  6. yellow is the color of her eyes
  7. up the walls
  8. lucy
  9. stain
  10. gray light
"circle the drain" is out now. Soccer Mommy's color theory album arrives 28 February via Loma Vista, and is available to pre-order now. She plays London's Electric Ballroom on 18 June. Find out more.
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