It’s a tried and true tradition in music that when artists reach a certain level of fame they have to come to terms with it, and what it means for their lives. A lot of times they do that publicly. Taylor Swift did it on Reputation, Snail Mail on Valentine and Billie Eilish on Happier than Ever.
Sophie Allison, the 24-year-old singer-songwriter and Nashville native, better known by her stage name Soccer Mommy, is not different in that regard. She tackles the subject on her newest single, “Unholy Affliction,” which dropped today.
“I don’t want the money, the fake kind of happy, I’d sink in the river before I let it have me,” Soccer Mommy laments in the opening line of the song, which has an industrial rock sound that distances itself from the artist’s previous work.
“Unholy Affliction” is the second single off of Soccer Mommy’s upcoming album, “Sometimes, Forever,” which is due out June 24. The LP will be the singer’s third album, and her second on Fat Possum after releasing 2020’s “Color Theory” on Loma Vista Recordings.
Soccer Mommy will appear on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on April 25 to promote the new song and album.
“Unholy Affliction” is out now.