Love is a sticky wicket, and Soccer Mommy‘s Sophie Allison knows this well. Her latest album Clean is like reading her private journal, an open-hearted journey through the pitfalls of love, toxic relationships, and the emotional wreckage they leave behind. She uses the album to expose her vulnerable heart in the name of solidarity, offering-up her own deeply personal stories and emotions and allowing listeners to commiserate upon their own strained affairs of the heart, past and present.
“Last Girl” is a song dedicated to her current boyfriend and lead guitarist, Julian Powell. Where many musicians default to cherry-chapstick-flavored pop songs about falling in love, Allison writes about a darker, more honest side– the very human tendency to compare ourselves to a new partner’s past loves, wondering if they think of us as a fun, lovely, new experience or a consolation prize. Set to lo-fi, guitar-driven, indie-pop sounds that are just upbeat enough to create something that sounds like the external nervous excitement of new love, but speaks of the nervous anxiety happening in your head, that’s exactly where this wicket is gonna stick.
“Last Girl” appears on Cool, out now via Fat Possum. Check her out at Stubb’s on April 13th.
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