Soccer Mommy releases a melancholy plea for love on their latest single, “Bones.” Back in late March, frontwoman Sophie Allison announced that the band’s upcoming 11-track album Sometimes, Forever comes out June 24 via Loma Vista. With the album announcement, we got the first single, “Shotgun,” a 90s alt rock-inspired track with a melodic hook.
Interestingly enough, experimental electronic producer and father of vaporware, Oneohtrix Point Never produced the album. With experimental pop being his wheelhouse, he collaborates with artists like Caroline Polachek, FKA Twigs, and The Weeknd. So when it comes to the grungy 90s sounds of Soccer Mommy, it feels like a hard left turn. But you can hear a difference in the textures of these new tracks, filled with more opaque sound and layers.
Soccer Mommy’s latest single, “Bones” is a moody, dark vibe with plenty of 90s distorted swirling guitars. Allison digs into the vulnerability and self-doubt clouding her relationship, resulting in some pretty heartbreaking lyrics. “I wanna know what’s wrong/ With all of the ways I am/ I’m trying to be someone/ That you could love and understand,” she sings in the chorus. But ultimately, she comes to the conclusion that it’s not going to be enough: “But I know that I’m not, I’m not.”
“‘Bones’ is a song about struggling with the parts of yourself that you don’t like in a relationship,” Sophie Allison said in a press statement. “It’s about wanting to become better for someone and feeling like you’re standing in your own way.”
Sometimes, Forever comes out June 24. Check out the tracklist below. Soccer Mommy announced a headlining tour this fall and winter supporting the album. Check out the list of U.S. dates below and click here for tickets.
02 With U
03 Unholy Affliction
06 Darkness Forever
07 Don’t Ask Me
08 Fire in the Driveway
09 Following Eyes
10 Feel It All the Time