Following her visit to Australia in February, Soccer Mommy continues to tour in support of 2022’s critically acclaimed album 'Sometimes, Forever', opening for Maggie Rogers on her current run. Soccer Mommy shares her latest single, a cover of Sheryl Crow’s ‘Soak Up The Sun’, out now via Loma Vista Recordings / Virgin Music Australia.
Crow is a formative artist for Soccer Mommy’s Sophie Allison, who was interviewed by The New York Times last year about Crow’s influence. “She has so many songs that are these massive hits that, at least for someone my age, you can’t have grown up and not heard those songs,” she told NYT. “She has a knack for saying something hard, but making it feel like she’s ready to acknowledge it and be cool with this hard acceptance.” You can listen to her cover of the 2002 classic now and watch its accompanying karaoke video here.
For a taste of Soccer Mommy’s live show, you can also watch the band’s career-spanning NPR Tiny Desk performance from earlier this year, or watch Soccer Mommy perform 'Shotgun' and 'Feel It All The Time' on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
'Sometimes, Forever' was named one of the best albums of 2023 by the likes of The New York Times, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, NPR, Vulture, Associated Press, Billboard, Stereogum, The A.V. Club, FLOOD, Paste, Uproxx, and more, with 'Shotgun' named one of the top songs of 2023 by The Los Angeles Times, Buzzfeed, NPR, Gorilla vs. Bear, Pitchfork, Consequence, Vulture, NYLON, Billboard and more.
In Australia, it took out coveted positions such as Double J Feature Album, FBi Radio Album of the Week, Triple R Soundscape and added to rotation by 2SER amongst other high praise from NME, Pilerats, Guitar World, Happy and more. Sometimes, Forever debuted on the Billboard charts, taking the #1 slot for Heatseakers, Top New Artist and Alternative New Artist, debuting in the Top 200, and many more.
Following the album release, Soccer Mommy has since hosted Roblox’s most successful Listening Party to date with 10.8 million unique visitors, and she has also shared incredible alt-versions of 'Shotgun' by Magdalena Bay, a slowed and reverbed edit, as well as a Simlish version, available now within The Sims 4 High School Years expansion pack. Soccer Mommy also collaborated with Brain Dead on a limited edition t-shirt, which can be purchased here.
'Sometimes, Forever' is Soccer Mommy’s boldest and most aesthetically adventurous work yet, and it cements Sophie Allison’s status as one of the most gifted songwriters making rock music right now. The album sees Allison once again tapping into the turn-of-the-millenium sensibilities she’s known for, as she advances her self-made sonic world beyond the present and into the future with experimental-minded production, an expanded moodboard of vintage touchstones, and some of her most sophisticated songwriting to date. Inspired by the concept that neither sorrow nor happiness is permanent, Sometimes, Forever is a fresh peek into the mind of an artist who synthesises everything — retro sounds, personal tumult, the relatable disorder of modern life — into original music that feels built to last a long time. Maybe even forever.
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