Clean is the debut album from bedroom-pop songstress, Sophie Allison. Recording under the guise of Soccer Mommy, Allison has become a Bandcamp heroine; following regular releases of heart-ache pop-ballads on the platform.
During the summer before she left for college, Allison bought a Tascam digital recorder and began experimenting with the production of her songs: “I realized that I could do this full-time…It was now or never.” Quitting college, she moved back home to Nashville to focus solely on music.
The opening track, ‘Still Clean’ begins with the lush reverb of her electric guitar, and intimate close vocals. ‘Cool’ with surf-rock guitars and a subdued heartbeat, the lyrics describing the dark character of a stoner-girl, whom Allison longs to be as cool as. In ‘Your Dog’, Allison vents her frustration in her uniquely cosy way: ‘I don't want to be your fucking dog/ That you drag around.’
Recorded by Gabe wax (Deerhunter, War on Drugs and Beirut) in NYC and mixed by Ali Chant (PJ Harvey, Perfume Genius and Aldous Harding), Clean is a reclamation of power and a testament to Allison’s maturing skills as a songwriter. The album is available as a limited edition ultra-clear 12" vinyl.
Released: March 2018
Label: Fat Possum
1. Still Clean
3. Your Dog
5. Blossom (Wasting All my Time)
6. Last Girl
8. Scorpio Rising