FLAC (tracks) / MP3 320 kbps | 22:47 | Indie, Alternative| 137 / 54 MB
Soccer Mommy has dropped an EP full of covers called Karaoke Night, featuring her unique take on songs by Taylor Swift, Pavement, Slowdive, and more. Stream it via Apple Music or Spotify below.
Along with Sophie Allison’s excellent reimaginings of Sheryl Crow’s “Soak Up the Sun” and Swift’s “I’m Only Me When I’m with You,” the five-track Karaoke Night includes her renditions of “Here” by Pavement, “Losing My Religion” by R.E.M., and “Dagger” by Slowdive. Nothing surprising here — if you’re at all familiar with Soccer Mommy’s catalog, you can hear how all five artists have influenced her music, from bubbly pop to scrappy indie rock.
“I’m Only Me When I’m with You” originally appeared as a bonus track on Swift’s 2006 self-titled debut album. Soccer Mommy’s version swaps out the fiddle solos for a screeching, Bilinda Butcher-style electric guitar riff, while the backing instrumentals are doused in dreamy reverb. “I really wanted to cover this song because it’s one of my favorites from Taylor’s first album,” she says. “I listened to that record so much when I was a kid and I think it had a lot of influence on me then.”
In January, Allison finally made her NPR Tiny Desk debut as Soccer Mommy. She teamed up with Bully for their collaboration “Lose You” one month later. The last Soccer Mommy album, Sometimes Forever, was released in 2022. Read our interview with Allison, and find out why “Shotgun” was one of the best songs released last year.
01. Soccer Mommy - Here (04:11)
02. Soccer Mommy - Soak Up The Sun (05:04)
03. Soccer Mommy - Dagger (04:25)
04. Soccer Mommy - I'm Only Me When I'm With You (04:07)
05. Soccer Mommy - Losing My Religion (05:00)