Since the release of acclaimed 2018 breakthrough ‘Clean’, Sophie Allison aka Soccer Mommy has established herself as one of the most gifted storytellers of her generation. Translating complex emotional landscapes into uncompromising declarations on life, she traverses between joy and pain in a poignantly cathartic manner. On ‘color theory’, Sophie illustrates an honest self portrait of herself as a musician, addressing her struggles with mental health and family trials. Divided in three subsections - blue, yellow and grey - ‘color theory’ presents a saturated illustration of her struggles, oscillating between the highs and lows of life. Her signature sound is still there, yet on her latest offering, we can witness a more matured snapshot of an artist that is already wise beyond her years. On ‘circle the drain’ we hear her accurate yet bleak take on depression as she confesses “the days thin me out or just burn me straight through”. She encapsulates the spiralling mundanity of feeling blue without sugar coating it with unnecessary poetry. Soon after we’re hit by a wave of catharsis as she sings “Split open, watching my heart go round and round”, assuring us that there’s always a glimmer of hope - a perfect moment of clarity. And you know what? She’s right.
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