The new LP is set to be a belter
Jessie Atkinson
16:01 14th January 2020

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Soccer Mommy has released 'circle the drain' to signal the coming of her new album color theory. It's the just-announced LP's lead single, though previously released cuts 'lucy' and 'yellow is the color of her eyes' will also feature.

'circle the drain' is another example of Sophie Allison's extraordinary songwriting abilities. A sepia, cassette-tape aura soaks the smart indie pop cut; combined with her other recent releases, it foretells the release of another fantastic album from Allison.

Not just in the title, colour is also to be a key theme in the forthcoming album. Depression, illness and emptiness will be represented by blue, yellow and grey, respectively.

Hear the new lead single:

Since the 2018 release of the smash hit album Clean, Allison has supported Vampire Weekend, Kacey Musgraves, Paramore and Liz Phair on tour as well as selling out her own headliner shows. 

On color theory, Allison explained: 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 thats what this album is: an expression of all the things that have slowly degraded me personally".


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

You can see Soccer Mommy on tour:


04 - Oslo, Parkteatret
05 - Stockholm, Slaktkrykan
06 - Copenhagen, Hotel Cecil
08 - Hamburg, Molotow
09 - Berlin, Frannz Club
11 - Koln, Bumann & Sohn
13 - Brussels, La Botanique
15 - Paris, Petit Bain
16 - Brighton, Concorde 2
18 - London, Electric Ballroom
19 - Bristol, Trinity
20 - Birmingham, The Castle & Falcon
22 - Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall
23 - Glasgow, Stereo
24 - Manchester, Gorilla

color theory lands 28 February via Loma Vista/Concord.

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Photo: Brian Ziff