“I donʼt want to be your fucking dog,” sings Soccer Mommyʼs Sophie Allison on “Your Dog,” a highlight from her new album Clean. Over knotty, distorted guitars and churning bass, Allison is equal turns confrontational and vulnerable. “I want a love that lets me breathe/Iʼve been choking on your leash.” Itʼs a mission statement, a reclamation of power, a rewriting of all indie rockʼs rules. Soccer Mommy is the project of twenty-year-old Sophie Allison, a Nashville native. She cut her teeth in her local DIY scene, going to shows and hanging out with other musicians, though she kept her own songwriting secret. “Iʼve played music since I was six,” says Allison, “and I always wrote songs just for myself. I did it for fun, posting songs on Tumblr, Bandcamp, and Soundcloud. I didnʼt think anyone would notice.”
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