Album Review: Soccer Mommy – Clean (2018, Fat Possum)

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“I choose to blame it all on you/’Cause I don’t like the truth.” Oh.girl. Say no more.

While Sophie Allison, aka Soccer Mommy, confirms her genius in these words alone she does say more – much more – and much more that is great in her latest album Clean. Clean will calm, empower, befuddle, and enlighten you. It is somewhere between a journal, a manifesto, and an unexpectedly delightful “thinking about you” card in the mail from a long-lost friend.

Allison’s wisdom-filled lyrics and growing success is all the more impressive due to her DIY-approach to music and her young young age (only 20!). She garnered attention on Bandcamp based on her own recordings – specifically the self-released hit “Songs for the Recently Sad.” Allison’s precocious achievements lead to an album deal in 2017 that has propelled her even further down the path of commercial success.

But Allison’s foray into the mainstream limelight has done nothing to compromise her commitment to authentic, soul-searching tunes. Clean has so many strong tracks it’s difficult to decide which ones to highlight (ahem – just listen to it – ahem)… but if you insist: “Your Dog”, “Scorpio Rising” and “Wildflowers” rock my socks.

Bonus: she’s touring! Check her out online, in person, any way you can.

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