hear Soccer Mommy & Jay Som cover each other & beabadoobee cover Bright Eyes
Soccer Mommy released a new album, color theory, earlier this year, and while her touring plans were temporarily derailed by coronavirus, she's now launched a new single series called Soccer Mommy & Friends. New additions to it are set to premiere every two weeks, and proceeds from Bandcamp sales will go to Oxfam's COVID-19 relief fund, and be matched by an anonymous donor up to $5000.
The first release in the series, which you can listen to below, finds Soccer Mommy and Jay Som covering each other, Soccer Mommy doing a rendition of "I Think You're Alright" and Jay Som taking on "Lucy."
"I had an extremely fun time recording the ‘lucy’ cover," Jay Som says. "Sophie has such a special way of entwining catchy melodies and sometimes dark chord progressions. I feel very lucky to be a part of this comp!"
"I’m super excited to kick things off with this Jay Som collab because Melina really made such an awesome new version of ‘lucy,'" Soccer Mommy says. "I have also always loved her song 'I Think You’re Alright,' so it was great to get a chance to cover it. It has such a sweet tenderness to it that just makes you feel warm inside."
Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT, beabadoobee and Beach Bunny are set to contribute to the series coming up.
Speaking of beabadoobee, she performed on a recent edition of La Blogotheque's daily Stay Away Show livestream series, and along with a few of her own songs, she also did a cover of Bright Eyes' "First Day Of My Life." Watch her whole set below.
Check out pictures of Soccer Mommy's 2018 Rough Trade show in the gallery below.