Soccer Mommy releases song + short film, ‘yellow is the color of her eyes’

Soccer Mommy Press Shot
Photo: Brian Ziff

Nashville’s own Soccer Mommy (a.k.a. Sophie Allison) has released ‘yellow is the color of her eyes’. A two-track single along with last month’s “lucy”, “yellow is the color of her eyes” showcases a bolder sound, clearer instrumentals, and Allison’s nihilistic lyricism dialed up even higher than on her masterful debut album, ‘Clean’.

‘yellow is the color of her eyes’ is a song that is really important to me,” Allison explains. “The song was inspired by a time when I was on the road constantly and I felt like I was losing time – specifically with my mother. It’s also a song that I feel really showcases my writing when it comes to instrumentation, so it’s one that makes me really proud.”  The track, released today along with a concomitant short film, is a 7-minute long, sparkling bundle of warm instrumentation and wistful longing— and it only makes sense that it’s accompanied by a hazy, yellow color-coded short film. Watch below.

“The challenge of creating a 7-minute piece was daunting and irresistible in equal measure,” says director Alex Ross Perry (Her Smell). “Having just completed a film for which the color-coded design of it’s various acts was of the utmost importance, Sophie’s idea of collaborating on a short-form film to compliment her similarly-conceived new music was irresistible.

“Running with her idea of locations evoking where she wrote this song, the concept couldn’t have announced itself more boldly,” she continues. “To that, I shared images from Breaking the Waves and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It wasn’t until we got the footage back that I realized a dash of first-scene-of-Inception had snuck in there, as well.

Soccer Mommy today announces a spring world tour slated to kick off March 2020 in Atlanta, with dates including a stint at New York’s Brooklyn Steel on April 3rd and Los Angeles’ Fonda Theatre on April 30th. Seated pre-sale begins tomorrow at 10am local time, and Spotify pre-sale on Thursday from 10am-10pm locally. General tickets are on-sale starting Friday at 10am. See below for a list of shows, and find tickets here.

Soccer Mommy ‘Clean’ tour dates:
# w/ Jesus Lizard   * w/ Tomberlin   ^ w/ Emily Reo
12/28 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works#
3/26 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse*
3/27- Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle*
3/28- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club*
3/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer*
4/3 – Brooklyn NY @ Brooklyn Steel*
4/4 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club*
4/7 – Montreal, QC @ L’Astral*
4/8 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre*
4/9 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop*
4/11 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall*
4/17 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall^
4/18 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre^
4/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue^
4/22 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre^
4/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Commonwealth Room^
4/25 – Boise, ID @ Deathproof Coffee^
4/26 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom^
4/27 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos^
4/29 – San Francisco,CA @ The Fillmore^
4/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre^
5/1 – La Jolla, CA @ UC San Diego – Stage Room^
5/2 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom^
5/3 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf^
5/5 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s East^
5/6 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall^
5/7 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater^