Back in June, Sophie Allison, a.k.a. Soccer Mommy, released her third studio LP, Sometimes, Forever. The album was produced by Oneohtrix Point Never’s Daniel Lopatin, received resounding acclaim, and sent her even further into the stratosphere. Now, to celebrate this year’s Halloween, her favorite holiday, Allison has released an alternate version of album highlight “Darkness Forever.” Officially titled “Darkness Forever (Sophie’s Version)” in homage to Taylor Swift, the song is presented in one of its earliest forms, a draft that didn’t make the final cut for the record.
Though the album version is already dark and distorted, the Halloween edition achieves a sound that’s even more underwater, foreboding, and climactic. “This version of ‘Darkness Forever’ is really exciting for me because it’s kind of what got me inspired to start working on the rest of the album,” Allison shared of the new release. “It felt new and fresh, and I had a lot of fun making it. When I was done with it, I felt very ready to work on more stuff for the record.”
To mark the song’s release, Allison is capitalizing on the momentum of her European tour by embarking on an expansive string of US dates beginning on October 28 in Indianapolis and concluding on December 17 in Dallas. Find those dates here, and listen to “Darkness Forever (Sophie’s Version)” below.