PRODUCED BY DANIEL LOPATIN
(ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER)
Lead Single “Shotgun” + Music Video Out Now
New UK/EU Dates Announced & Currently On U.S. Tour – Tickets Here
Soccer Mommy announces her new full-length album, Sometimes, Forever. Produced by Daniel Lopatin of Oneohtrix Point Never, this album cements Sophie Allison’s status as one of the most gifted songwriters making rock music right now. It sees Allison once again tapping into the turn-of-the-millennium 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 synthesizes 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.
Sometimes, Forever will be released on June 24th via Loma Vista
The first peek into Sophie Allison’s boldest and most aesthetically adventurous work yet is the compulsively replayable and consummate banger “Shotgun,” which likens romance to a chemical high without the gnarly comedown. “‘Shotgun’ is all about the joys of losing yourself in love,” explains Allison. “I wanted it to capture the little moments in a relationship that stick with you.” Sometimes, Forever is partly inspired by the push and pull between Allison’s desire to make meaningful art and her skepticism about the mechanics of careerism, as well as the artless administrative chaos that comes with it. The Kevin Lombardo-directed video depicts this struggle beautifully
Today Soccer Mommy announces the first Sometimes, Forever tour dates in the UK/EU, with U.S. dates soon to follow. She is on tour now throughout North America in support of her critically-acclaimed, GRAMMY-nominated sophomore album color theory.
23rd March – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
25th March – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony
26th March – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
27th March – Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall
28th March – Woodstock, NY @ Colony Woodstock
30th March – Montreal, QC @ L’Astral
31st March – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre
1st April – Detroit, MI @ The Eastern
2nd April – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
4th April – Columbus, OH @ The Athenaeum
5th April – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
7th April – Bloomington, IN @ The Bluebird
8th April – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
9th April – Iowa City, IA @ Mission Creek Festival
10th April – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
28th June – Dublin, Ireland @ Trinity College *
30th June – Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain @ Vida Festival
31st August – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
1st September – Brighton, UK @ Chalk
3rd September – Bristol, UK @ Trinity
5th September – Köln, UK @ Bumann & Sohn
6th September – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
8th September – Stockholm, SE @ Slaktkyrkan
9th September- Oslo, NO @ John Dee
10th September – Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen
12th September – Berlin, DE @ Frannz Club
13th September – Bremen, DE @ Lagerhaus
15th September – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
16th September – Nijmegen, NL @ Merleyn
17th September – Brussels, BE – Rotonde @ Botanique
18th September – Paris, FR @ Petit Bain
20th September – Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz
21st September – Cardiff, UK @ Tramshed
22nd September – London, UK @ O2 Forum
23rd September – Birmingham, UK @ The Castle & Falcon
24th September – Glasgow, UK @ Queen Margaret Union
* with Haim
02 With U
03 Unholy Affliction
06 Darkness Forever
07 Don’t Ask Me
08 Fire in the Driveway
09 Following Eyes
10 Feel It All The Time
More on Soccer Mommy & Sometimes, Forever:
Sophie Allison was only 20 when she put out Clean, her arresting studio debut, which became one of the most beloved coming-of-age albums of the 2010s. Its bigger-sounding followup, color theory, brought more acclaim and continued to win her fans far outside of the lo-fi bedroom pop scene she cut her teeth playing in. But with all the highs came inevitable lows. Navigating young adulthood is often spiritually draining, to say nothing of the artless administrative chaos associated with being a popular full-time musician. And yet she never stops writing, consistently transforming bouts of instability into emotionally generous music. The latest culmination of that process is Sometimes, Forever.
Packed with clever nods to synth-filled subgenres like new wave and goth, the album finds Allison broadening the borders of her aesthetic without abandoning the unsparing lyricism and addictive melodies that make Soccer Mommy songs so easy to obsess over. Sometimes, Forever is a mesmerizing collection that feels both informed by the past and explicitly of the moment.
To support her vision, Allison enlisted producer Daniel Lopatin, a.k.a Oneohtrix Point Never, whose recent behind-the-boards credits include the Uncut Gems movie score and The Weeknd’s chart-topping Dawn FM. While the pairing might seem unexpected, active listening reveals a kindred creativity; both artists are interested in utilizing memory-triggering sounds and melodies to make invigorating music that transcends its influences. On Sometimes, Forever, Lopatin employs his boundless synth vocabulary and knack for meticulous arrangements to complement Allison’s well-crafted compositions. The result is an epic-feeling mix of raw-edged live takes and studio wizardry.
Sometimes, Forever fixates on those sorts of contradictory forces: desire and apathy, ecstasy and misery, good and evil, self-control and wildness. Straight-up love songs rub up against much gloomier fare. Allison understands that Sometimes, Forever is lyrically dark, with macabre imagery haunting even its most upbeat passages. But because she’s in a better place than when she wrote the songs, she has no trouble luxuriating in the moments of uncomplicated bliss that coexist alongside the bleakness. She says, “I didn’t want to make something super depressing without any sense of magic.”
The title Sometimes, Forever refers to the idea that both good and bad feelings are cyclical. “Sorrow and emptiness will pass, but they will always come back around — as will joy,” Allison says. “At some point you’re forced to say, I’ll just have to take both.”
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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.