Cover Crush: Soccer Mommy delivers indie pop gem ‘Karaoke Night’

Indie pop darling Soccer Mommy unveils a dreamy covers playlist, a cherished gem for music aficionados.

Soccer Mommy, aka Sophie Allison, has a knack for hitting the emotional bullseye with her relatable lyrics, candid songwriting, and unforgettable melodies.

Her music resonates on a personal level, tackling themes of heartbreak, solitude, and self-discovery with a refreshing honesty. Through vivid imagery and insightful reflections, Allison invites us into her own world.

In her latest musical venture, ‘Karaoke Night,’ Allison takes to the stage with her trademark ease, covering tracks from iconic artists like Taylor Swift, R.E.M., Pavement, Slowdive, and Sheryl Crow.

Each rendition is a testament to Allison’s unique touch, paying homage to the originals while infusing them with a fresh, modern identity.

This EP is an invitation to unwind, perfectly suited for a leisurely afternoon or an intimate gathering with friends. It’s a delightful opportunity to rediscover beloved classics through a new auditory lens. Allison’s take on Taylor Swift’s “I’m Only Me When I’m With You” is delivered with a knowing charm, capturing the song’s youthful longing. R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion” receives an acoustic treatment that zeroes in on its raw emotional core. Pavement’s “Cut Your Hair” is transformed into a lo-fi indie rock gem that breathes new life into the perennial favourite.

Slowdive’s “Alison” undergoes a dreamy, otherworldly evolution, encapsulating the essence of the shoegaze anthem in ethereal tones. Meanwhile, Sheryl Crow’s “Soak Up the Sun” is given a breezy, laid-back treatment that effortlessly channels the song’s sun-soaked spirit.

‘Karaoke Night’ showcases Soccer Mommy’s prowess as one of indie rock’s most talented songwriters. It’s like a carefree evening with friends, a reminder that music can be both a source of joy and a conduit for artistic reinvention.

Featuring Covers of Songs by: Taylor Swift, R.E.M., Pavement, Slowdive & Sheryl Crow

And don’t miss Soccer Mommy’s rendition of Taylor Swift’s “I’m Only Me When I’m With You.” Allison shares, “I really wanted to cover this song because it’s one of my favorites from Taylor’s first album. I listened to that record so much when I was a kid and I think it had a lot of influence on me then.”

‘Sometimes, Forever’ solidifies Soccer Mommy’s status as a gifted rock songwriter. Inspired by the transient nature of emotions, the album offers a fresh perspective from an artist who blends retro sounds, personal turmoil, and the relatable chaos of modern life into enduring music.

Sometimes, Forever’ is out now via Loma Vista, and it’s a musical experience you won’t want to miss.

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Karaoke Night Tracklist:
1. Here (Pavement Cover)
2. Soak Up The Sun (Sheryl Crow Cover)
3. Dagger (Slowdive Cover)
4. I’m Only Me When I’m With You (Taylor Swift Cover)
5. Losing My Religion (R.E.M. Cover)