Soccer Mommy – For Young Hearts (album review)

by Woody on November 14, 2016

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Photo by Justin Fargiano

I first caught wind of Soccer Mommy aka Sophie Allison via an article on Stereogum. Her vocals immediately reminded me of an artist that I spent a whole lot of 2015 listening to, Sarah Bethe Nelson, and that was enough to search out and buy her album.

For Young Hearts is her third album and from what Stereogum had to say, her most accomplished and fleshed out to date. These tunes are all centered a nice jangly riff. The tune that stands out the most is Skinned Knees; a tune that is just Allison strumming along on an electric as she sings about falling in and out of love with the occasional whistle chiming in. It really is lovely tune that showcases her voice over an excellent melody.

I’m happy to have found Sophie’s music and I’m looking forward to hearing more. I just booked my flight for SXSW and am hoping she’ll down there so I can catch a set.

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