Episode 179: Soccer Mommy

“Circle the Drain”


Sophie Allison makes music under the name Soccer Mommy. Her debut album came out in 2018, when she was 20 years old, and the New York Times named it one of the best albums of the year. Her second album, Color Theory, comes out this week, and it includes this song, “Circle the Drain.” In this episode, she takes “Circle the Drain” apart and explains how it was influenced by songs from her childhood.

You can buy or stream “Circle the Drain” here.


Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

footnotes
“Torn” – Natalie Imbruglia
“Soak Up The Sun” – Sheryl Crow
Gabe Wax – producer
Hologram Infinite Jets guitar pedal