Soccer Mommy Shares “bloodstream,” New Single from Forthcoming Album color theory

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Soccer Mommy Shares “bloodstream,” New Single from Forthcoming Album color theory

Sophie Allison, the 22-year-old musician better known as Soccer Mommy, performed a new song titled “bloodstream” at a Houston rally in support of Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign on Sunday. The song is from her forthcoming album color theory, out Friday, Feb. 28. Today (Feb. 24) she releases the song digitally, along with an accompanying music video by animator Bella Clark.

color theory follows Soccer Mommy’s well-received 2018 full-length debut Clean. The singles “lucy,” “yellow is the color of her eyes” and “circle the drain” have also been released in anticipation of the album. Soccer Mommy also had an original song on the original soundtrack for the horror film The Turning, “Feed.” Other releases from the artist include For Young Hearts (2016) and Collection (2017).

The track “bloodstream” is simultaneously refreshing and classic for Soccer Mommy, leaning into her staple catchy guitar riffs and emotionally raw lyrics while also dabbling with distortion and a more sophisticated use of sonic layering.

“I want the record to feel like a relic from the past that’s been damaged and degraded with age,” says Allison in a statement. “Because it kind of represents the problems that I’ve developed as I’ve grown up, and how they’ve changed me. The album centers around three different sections that are signified by three colors: blue, yellow, and gray.”

The animated music video adheres to the color palette that is vital to color theory, featuring a 3D animated avatar of Allison roaming about her house. She reads and plays guitar on her navy-blue bedsheets, and takes a bubble bath in an aquamarine-tiled bathroom with a yellow shower head raining water down, with her house surrounded by big golden retrievers.

Allison adds of the significance of the color scheme within her album:

Blue symbolizes sadness and depression. The songs in this section are bloodstream, circle the drain. royal screw up, and night swimming; these all represent different parts of sadness/depression. The next section is yellow, which symbolizes sickness—both physical and mental. These songs are crawling in my skin, yellow is the color of my eyes, and up the walls. This section is about my anxiety, my mother’s terminal illness, paranoia, and how all of those things have affected my relationships with people. The third and final section is gray, which represents darkness, emptiness, and loss. These songs (lucy, stain, and gray light) are about a fear of death, inner demons and trauma.

Blue is definitely the predominant color within the “bloodstream” music video, though a black sky with shining gray stars engulfs the screen by the very end.

Watch the video for “bloodstream” below, then check out a 2018 Soccer Mommy performance of “Your Dog” in the Paste Studio. You can preorder color theory, out this Friday, here. Also, scroll down further to check out Soccer Mommy’s forthcoming spring and summer tour dates.

Soccer Mommy Tour Dates

16-22 – Austin, Texas @ SXSW
26 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Variety Playhouse*
27 – Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat’s Cradle*
28 – Washington, D.C. @ 930 Club*
31 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer*

03 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Steel*
04 – Boston, Mass. @ Paradise* SOLD OUT
05 – Boston, Mass. @ Paradise*
07 – Montreal, Que. @ L’Astral*
08 – Toronto, Ont. @ Phoenix*
09 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Grog Shop*
11 – Chicago, Ill. @ Thalia Hall* SOLD OUT
17 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Delmar Hall^
18 – Madison, Wis. @ Majestic^
19 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Ave^
22 – Denver, Colo. @ Gothic^
24 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Commonwealth Room^
25 – Boise, Idaho @ Deathproof Coffee^
26 – Portland, Ore. @ Wonder Ballroom^
27 – Seattle, Wash. @ Neumos^
29 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Fillmore^
30 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Fonda^

01 – San Diego, Calif. @ The Stage Room at UCSD^
02 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Crescent Ballroom^
03 – Santa Fe, N.M. @ Meow Wolf^
05 – Austin, Texas @ Emo’s^
06 – Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall^
07 – Dallas, Texas @ Granada^
09 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Cannery Ballroom^
17 – Guadalajara, Mexico @ Corona Capital Festival

04 – Oslo, Norway @ Parkteatret
05 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Slaktkyrkan
06 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Hotel Cecil
08 – Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow
09 – Berlin, Germany @ Frannz Club
11 – Koln, Germany @ Bumann & Sohn
12 – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands @ Best Kept Secret Festival
13 – Brussels, Belgium @ La Botanique
15 – Paris, France @ Petit Bain
16 – Brighton, U.K. @ Concorde 2
18 – London, U.K. @ Electric Ballroom
19 – Bristol, U.K. @ Trinity
20 – Birmingham, U.K. @ The Castle & Falcon
22 – Leeds, U.K. @ Belgrave Music Hall
23 – Glasgow, U.K. @ St. Luke’s
24 – Manchester, U.K. @ Gorilla
25 – Leicester, U.K. @ O2 Academy Leicester
28 – London, U.K. @ Finsbury Park #
30 – Dublin, Ireland @ Trinity College %

02 – Barcelona, Spain @ Vida Festival
17 – Louisville, Ky. @ Forecastle Festival

02 – Montreal, Que. @ Osheaga Festival

(* w/ Tomberlin)
(^ w/ Emily Reo)
(# w/ Kings of Leon)
(% w/ HAIM)

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