Soccer Mommy released her second album, color theory, right on the precipice of the world collapsing into pandemic, so she’s not yet had the chance to play it live – aside from her creative livestreams. That changes in the coming months as she heads out on the road, and to celebrate that fact she’s dropped a new one-off single called “rom com 2004”.
The new track found her working for the first time with producer BJ Burton, and she says: “I wrote this song a while back and made a poppy demo for it. Then I told BJ to destroy it.”
Although Burton might be best known for his Grammy-nominated work with Bon Iver, around these parts he’s known as the guy who helped Low reach a whole new sonic realm – and with Soccer Mommy asking him to “destroy” this song, she seems to be looking towards a similar reinvention. Appropriately, “rom com 2004” begins like a classic Soccer Mommy song that has been put through the blender, the guitar chopped and static beneath her tinny voice. It makes the moment when it does kick into that classic dreamy sound all the more satisfying – but it doesn’t stay in the comfort zone. Flickering back and forth between glitchy and widescreen, “rom com 2004” adds new texture to Soccer Mommy’s tale of longing and unbridled attraction.
Appropriately for a song that sounds more electronic than any previous Soccer Mommy song, “rom com 2004” comes with an adorable video game-esque clip. Watch it below or find the song on streaming platforms.