Sophie Allison, a 20-year-old songwriter from Nashville, performs under the stage name Soccer Mommy. Born in Switzerland and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, she took up guitar at six and first uploaded her home-recorded music to Band Camp in 2015. She performed her first show as Soccer Mom in Bushwick, Brooklyn, in 2015, during her two-year stint as a student at New York University. She credits the cities of New York and Tennessee, as well as recording artists Taylor Swift, Avril Lavigne, and Mitsi, with inspiring her career.
Her first two albums, “For Young Hearts” and “Connection” were released in 2016 and 2017. Sophie’s latest rendition is her new album proper titled “Clean” on March 2, 2018. Labeled the “artist you need to know in “Rollingstone”, Allison describes her latest work as “chill but kinda sad” but says her latest work makes everything she done before “sound like an audition”. Allison attributes her new sound to a lot of growing up during her two years in Brooklyn and the loss of a relationship with a boyfriend back in Nashville.
In an interview with Bandcamp in 2017, Allison said she got the idea to post her songs on the site the summer before she went away to college. When asked where she gets her inspiration, she said, “It’s just me clearing out my anxieties and insecurities through writing. There is no other way.”
Bandcamp was founded in 2007 as a microsite site to distribute music for independent artists, although it also includes some labeled artists. To minimize copyright infringement, Bandcamp provides free streaming while allowing artists to set their own prices for their music. In 2015, the company announced that is profits had reached $100 million.