Sophia Allison, best known as Soccer Mommy, launched her musical journey into the spotlight with her debut studio album, Clean, in 2018. Since then, she’s played alongside artists such as Vampire Weekend, Phoebe Bridgers, and Kacey Musgraves, and even performed at a Bernie Sanders rally. Most recently, her sophomore studio album, color theory (2020), gave fans of the Swiss American artist an inside look into her struggles with mental health. In just over 44 minutes, color theory touches on Soccer Mommy’s personal experiences with depression, insomnia, and self-loathing. One track, “yellow is the color of her eyes,” chronicles her thoughts on her mother, who is living with a terminal illness. While the subject matter is heavy, the sound of color theory is anything but. “circle the drain,” one of Soccer Mommy’s most popular songs, echoes like a bubbly pop hit. But lyrically, Allison croons that she’s been “falling apart these days.” While it’s unclear what comes next musically from the pop star slash poet, she’ll soon be making her way to Washington, D.C., as part of a rescheduled tour. If you’re in need of a cathartic release, pack some tissues and grab your tickets. Sept. 19 at 9:30 Club. $25.