Soc­cer Mommy

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Clean

Af­ter re­work­ing some of her Band­cam­pre­leased bed­room record­ings and com­pil­ing them as Col­lec­tion last year, Soc­cer Mommy (aka So­phie Al­li­son) has wasted no time by re­leas­ing Clean, her first proper full-length of brand new songs. Al­bum opener “Still Clean” picks up where Col­lec­tion’s themes of aban­don­ment and long­ing left off. Even-tem­pered, sweet gui­tar strums make way for one of Al­li­son’s most beau­ti­ful vo­cal melodies and stir­ring im­agery. Soc­cer Mommy’s new­found bit­ter­ness is clev­erly cloaked in pleas­ant, bright in­die pop ar­range­ments, most ap­par­ently on the pow­er­ful sin­gle, “Your Dog.” A line like “I don’t want to be your fuck­ing dog that you drag around” would

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